Briefs for May 6, 2011: Flags to be lowered in honor of fallen police officers


Gov. John Hickenlooper issued an order that flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings in the state today in honor of Colorado law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Hickenlooper will deliver remarks and present the Colorado Wreath at 10 a.m. today at the annual Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at the Colorado State Patrol Academy in Golden. Since 1979, the names of 236 Colorado law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty have been added to the memorial.

This year, seven names will be added:

• Weld County Deputy Samuel K. Brownlee, who was killed Nov. 23, 2010.

• Black Hawk City Marshal Robert A. Clark, who was killed July 10, 1869.

• Las Animas County Sheriff Juan C. Tafoya, who was killed Feb. 6, 1872.

• Trinidad Police Department Officer John Solomon, who was killed Nov. 21, 1895.

• Las Animas County Deputy William Green, who was killed April 21, 1896.

• Las Animas County Deputy William Kelly, who was killed April 21, 1896.

• Denver Police Department Officer William O. Steam, who was killed Feb. 18, 1921.

Show postponed until May 13

The variety show typically held on the first Friday of every month at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 has been postponed.

The show will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. May 13.

For more information, call Bill Ronis at 620-6589.

McDonald’s to offer reading program

McDonald’s mascot Ronald McDonald will be in Craig on May 17 with the school show “Read to Achieve.”

The famed clown will make appearances at all four local elementary schools throughout the day. Ronald McDonald will also appear at 11:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s restaurant, 1080 W. Victory Way.

The show includes a magic act, information on how children can access library resources and presentations on famous people who had their lives enhanced by reading.

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