Flags In Maine At Half-Staff Until Tuesday For Virginia Shooting Victims
In accordance with a Presidential directive, Governor Janet Mills has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of the shooting victims.
Twelve people were killed on Friday when city engineer, DeWayne Craddock, opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach. CNN reports he had emailed his resignation earlier that day and, when asked by his boss why he was leaving, responded it was for personal reasons. His former employer said the 40-year-old was in good standing with the department and was not forced to resign. After allegedly killing people on three floors of the building, Craddock was then fatally shot in a standoff with police. His motives have not been made clear.
"On behalf of the people of Maine," Governor Mills said in a media release, last week, " I offer our prayers for the victim's loved ones, our hopes for the recovery of those who have been injured, and our deepest gratitude for members of law enforcement who risked their lives to save others."
She directed that all United States and State of Maine flags should remain at half-staff until sunset, on Tuesday, June 4th.