WHEREAS, on March 8, 2022, Joplin Police Officers were involved in a shooting while on duty,
WHEREAS, law enforcement officials frequently put themselves in danger in the name of public protection, courageously and selflessly devote their lives to ensuring the safety and well-being of their fellow citizens,
WHEREAS, we salute every law enforcement officer for the protection they provide in our communities,
WHEREAS, we also salute all of the family members of law enforcement officials for the many sacrifices they make over the course of their loved one’s call to service,
WHEREAS, the people of Carthage are thankful for the sacrifices of the brave police officers who have risked their own lives to protect the lives and property of the citizens they serve,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dan Rife, Mayor of the City of Carthage, as a mark of respect for the Joplin Police Officers for their bravery and service do hereby order that the flag of the United States, the flag of Missouri and the flag of Carthage shall be flown at half-staff at every municipal building and municipal property in the City of Carthage effective immediately and until sunset on March 18, 2022.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the City of Carthage, Missouri, this 9th day of March, 2022.