Governor orders flags to half-staff on Thursday

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gesture to honor deputy who died in line of duty

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings in the counties of Barry and McDonald be flown at half-staff on Thursday in honor of Master Sgt. Carl Cosper, of the Barry County Sheriff’s Office.

Cosper died on April 7 while serving the residents of Barry Country. He served in law enforcement for 21 years and died in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call.

Under Greitens’ order, U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in Barry and McDonald counties will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, the day the funeral services for Master Sergeant Carl Cosper will take place.

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