Gov. Jared Polis this week ordered all flags on public buildings in Colorado be lowered to half-staff until sunset on April 1 to honor the memories of the 10 people killed in Monday’s mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers.
Polis’s order came the same day President Joe Biden issued a proclamation ordering the U.S. flag lowered to half-staff or half-mast at locations including the White House and at other public buildings, military posts and aboard naval vessels until sundown Saturday.
Biden called Boulder Mayor Sam Weaver on Wednesday to offer condolences in the wake of the violence.
Polis, who visited the makeshift memorial that has arisen outside the Table Mesa King Soopers store Wednesday, called the shooting “truly a loss for all of us” in a statement accompanying the flag-lowering order.
“We can never let ourselves become numb to this pain because we simply can’t let this be accepted as anything close to a normal occurrence,” Polis said in the statement. “We know there will be many hard days in the weeks and months ahead, but today let us remember the ten men and women who are no longer with us.”
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