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Gov. orders flags flown at half-staff for fallen trooper

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Governor Rick Snyder has ordered all U.S. flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, September 1 in honor of Michigan State Police trooper Chad Wolf.

Wolf died from injuries sustained while on duty on Friday, August 28.

“Trooper Wolf gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our state and his fellow Michiganders. Despite possible risks, he felt the duty to serve and went to work every day to keep our communities safe,” Snyder said. “On behalf of the entire state, I sincerely thank Trooper Wolf for his service and join with his family, friends and colleagues in mourning his tragic loss.”

Wolf, 38, was a seven-year veteran of the Michigan State Police. He was a member of the Motor Unit in the Second District based out of Taylor.

He was an active member of the community, serving as the youth leader at Great Lakes Baptist Church. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, FL. Wolf is survived by his wife and four young children.

Flags should be returned to full-staff on Wednesday, Sept. 2. When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. 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.

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