Iowa governor Terry Branstad was order that flags be lowered today, May 8th, from sunrise to sunset to honor fallen Pottawattamie Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge.

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Deputy Burbridge was killed in the line of duty last Monday by an escaping inmate during a transfer. Funeral services are planned for today.

"The governor’s directive applies to all U.S. and state flags under the control of the state. Flags will be at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties, and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect."

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