Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to half-staff in honor of Wayne County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matthew Fishman who succumbed to injuries sustained in the line of duty on Monday. Fishman along with officers Cpl. Andrew Cox and Deputy Alexander Ramon Torres were injured yesterday while serving an involuntary commitment order in Dudley, North Carolina.
Statement from Governor Roy Cooper
"Today we adjourned the Council of State meeting in honor of Wayne Co. Sheriff Sgt. Matthew Fishman who was tragically shot and killed yesterday in the line of duty. Last night and this morning I talked with Sheriff Pierce and I extend my deepest sympathy and gratitude to the Fishman family for Matthew’s life, courage and service to the people of his county and state."
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.
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