Baton Rouge, LA Today, Governor Jeff Landry issued an Executive Order recognizing May 15th as “Peace Officers Memorial Day.” He ordered the flags of the U.S. and the State of Louisiana to be flown at half-staff over the Capitol and all public buildings until sunset on May 15th, and he officially declared the week of May 15th as “Police Week.” 


“Every day, our men and women in law enforcement sacrifice so much to keep our communities safe. We owe a debt of gratitude to our officers, as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and our State. Today, I was honored to be joined by members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Louisiana Chief’s Association, Louisiana State Troopers, and the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association to sign an Executive Order to ensure Louisiana publicly honors the service and sacrifice of our men and women in blue,” said Governor Jeff Landry.