Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff to honor Buffalo shooting victims

The announcement comes after a shooting Tuesday, Feb. 9, where a medical assistant was killed and four others were injured at a medical facility in Buffalo, Minnesota.

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Gov. Tim Walz directed Thursday, Feb. 11, that all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff, effective immediately, until sunset on Sunday, Feb. 14, to commemorate the tragedy that resulted in one lost life and four others injured at Allina Clinic Crossroads in Buffalo on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

“The state of Minnesota joins the family and friends of the front-line workers, first responders, and the Buffalo community in grieving those who were injured and the loss of medical assistant Lindsay Overbay,” Walz said in a news release.

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations also are encouraged to join in lowering their flags in honor of front-line workers and first responders who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty in the state of Minnesota.

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