Flags lowered Tuesday for Michigan State Police Trooper Chad H. Wolf

contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News

LANSING, Mich.—By order of Gov. Rick Snyder, flags on all campuses of Western Michigan University and throughout Michigan will be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, Sept. 1, in honor of Michigan State Police Trooper Chad H. Wolf.

Wolf, 38, died Aug. 28 who died from injuries sustained while on duty.

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

A visitation was held Monday, Aug. 31. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Fenton High School.

Flags at half-staff

Former Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm issued a proclamation in 2003, requiring U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout Michigan and on Michigan waters to honor Michigan servicemen and servicewomen killed in the line of duty. Michigan was among the first states to honor its fallen sons and daughters by lowering flags.

When flown at half-staff, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.