Governor Whitmer orders flags to half-staff in honor of Captain Collin Birnie

Photo courtesy: Facebook/City of Flint Police Department

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff across the state on Friday to honor Flint Police Captain Collin Birnie, who died in the line of duty.

February 11 is the day of Captain Birnie’s funeral. He served with the Flint Police Department for 26 years.

“I want to offer my condolences to Captain Collin Birnie’s family, friends, and fellow officers. The state of Michigan is grateful for his decades of service and bravery,” said Governor Whitmer. “As we honor Captain Birnie’s service to the Flint community, my heart goes out to all those who knew him. We will work together to honor his legacy by continuing to have our law enforcement officers’ backs and making investments to protect public safety.”

Flags should be returned to full staff on Saturday, February 12.

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