Ohio governor lowers flags in honor of Dallas officers


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is ordering flags at public buildings and grounds in the state to be lowered in honor of the slain police officers and other victims in Dallas.

The attack on the officers began Thursday at a downtown Dallas protest over the recent killings by police of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Five officers were killed and seven others were wounded. Two civilians were also wounded.

Kasich’s order on Friday follows a similar federal proclamation by Barack Obama.

The Republican governor’s order directs the flags in Ohio to be flown at half-mast until Tuesday.

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