Why Are Flags at Half-Mast in Campbell?

The city of Campbell is honoring the fallen police investigators in Santa Cruz.


The city of Campbell will be flying their flags at half mast, starting today in honor of the fallen Santa Cruz Police investigators Elizabeth Butler and Butch Baker.

The two Santa Cruz Police Department veterans were killed by gunfire on Tuesday afternoon. 

Campbell Police Department Capt. Charley Adams verified that the city would fly the flags at half mast after receiving notice from the California State Governor's Office that it is appropriate to do so.

United States flag etiquette is very specific, indicating a Presidential decree in most cases for a flag to be flown half-mast.

"by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possesion, as a mark of respect to their memory."


Additional stories on the Santa Cruz shootings include:

  • Update: Cop Deaths Mark 'Darkest Day' in Santa Cruz Police History


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