Monday, November 9, 2015

Governor orders flags to half-staff

Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Wednesday in honor of a Richmond police officer killed in the line of duty.

Daniel Ellis died Nov. 6, less than two days after being shot while searching an apartment for a robbery suspect.

Ellis, a seven-year veteran of the force, is survived by his wife, Katie, and 4-year-old son, Luke.

The officer's funeral will be Wednesday.

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.