SALEM, Ore-- Late Sunday evening, Governor Kate Brown issued an order that on January 13, all flags at Oregon public institutions will be flown at half-staff until sunset. The order was made to honor two fallen police officers who were killed during the Capitol Hill riots.
"Violence answers nothing, solves nothing, and offers nothing," said Gov. Brown. "Last week, we saw attacks on our democracy, the Constitution, and the American people. This is not who we are. Dan and I send our condolences to the families of Officer Sicknick and Officer Liebengood as they mourn and grieve. We remember their dedication and determination, their service, and sacrifice."
President Trump also has ordered that all flags at the White House, all public buildings and grounds, all military posts and naval stations, be half-staff as well.
Five people have been confirmed dead so far from those riots in Washington D.C. this past Wednesday, as well as 83 arrests so far.