The U.S. Honor Flag has never traveled to the same state so many times in such a short amount of time.
Wednesday’s horrific and deadly shooting in Park County, will once again bring the U.S. Honor flag to Colorado for an unprecedented fifth time in less than a year.
“It is incredibly unfortunate for such a beautiful state to have that distinction of having the flag there so often in a period of under 11 months,” founder Chris Heisler said.
The U.S. Honor Flag was flown over Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. Since then, it travels all over the country to honor fallen law enforcement officers.
The flag is managed by the Honor Network. Heisler said the trips to Colorado are alarming and unlike any other state..
In the last three months, 12 uniformed Colorado law enforcement officers have been shot in the line of duty which includes the six officers shot during the attack at Planned Parenthood.
“It’s a tribute that has to be done and it’s unfortunately too common for that great state,” Heisler said.
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