(Jefferson City, Mo.) - Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings in St. Louis County be flown at half-staff on Monday (April 12) in honor of Sergeant George F. Ross Sr. of the Maplewood Police Department.
Sgt. Ross, age 63, died on April 8 after suffering a heart attack while in the line of duty on March 30 serving the citizens of Maplewood. He became a police officer in January 1978 after serving with distinction in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
Under Gov. Nixon's order, U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in the St. Louis County will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Monday, the day the funeral services for Sgt. Ross will take place.
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