ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that flags on all state buildings will be flown at half-staff on Sunday and Monday to honor fallen Rochester Police Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz.
Officer Mazurkiewicz was fatally shot in the line of duty 11 days prior on Thursday, July 21.
Flags were directed by the governor to be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on Sunday and will continue to be flown at half-staff during Officer Mazurkiewicz’s funeral service on Monday.
Flags will be returned to full staff at sunset following the funeral.
Gov. Hochul said the loss of Officer Mazurkiewicz was a tragedy and said her thoughts are with the Mazurkiewicz family.
“Every day, police officers put their lives on the line to protect New Yorkers, and we will continue taking aggressive action to tackle gun violence in our communities,” Gov. Hochul said. “All of New York grieves the loss of Officer Mazurkiewicz alongside his family, the Rochester Police Department, and the community, and we will never forget his sacrifice.”
A funeral service for Officer Mazurkiewicz will be open to first responders and families. More information can be found here.