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Governor orders flags lowered Friday, Oct. 21 to honor Officer Trevor Slot of Grand Rapids
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder ordered United States flags throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Walker Police Officer Trevor Slot on Friday, Oct. 21. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Slot, 41, of Grand Rapids, a nine-year veteran of the Walker Police Department, was killed Oct. 13 while attempting to deploy Stop Sticks on I-96 to end a car chase following a bank robbery. The suspects were shot and killed by police.
"Officer Slot's death is a terrible loss for the Walker community and our entire state," Snyder said. "May his family, friends and fellow officers in the Walker Police Department find comfort knowing he performed his duties as a law enforcement officer with pride, bravery and integrity."
Slot received numerous recognitions for his outstanding work while with the Walker Police Department.
Public visitation is Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Third Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. A full honors funeral will start Friday at 1 p.m. at Resurrection Life Church in Grandville. After the service, there will be a funeral procession through downtown Walker and a committal service at Rosedale Cemetery in Grand Rapids.
When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the United States flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.