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Gov. Holcomb orders flags lowered for slain Richmond officer

Kahunapule Michael Johnson

Gov. Eric Holcomb has directed that flags be flown at half-staff across Indiana on Monday to honor an eastern Indiana police officer who died after being shot in the head during a traffic stop.

Holcomb asked Friday that flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday, the date of the public funeral for Richmond Police Officer Seara Burton.

He also asked Indiana businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to honor the late officer.

Burton was a 28-year-old four-year veteran of the department in Richmond. She was shot Aug. 10, and died on Sept. 18 after being moved to hospice care following her removal from life support.

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