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Published May 14, 2012, 01:10 PM

ND, SD govs want flag tribute for slain police

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The governors of North Dakota and South Dakota are requesting a flag tribute for law enforcement officers who have died on the job.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The governors of North Dakota and South Dakota are requesting a flag tribute for law enforcement officers who have died on the job.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (DAL'-rim-puhl) is ordering state government agencies to fly their American and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Tuesday from sunrise to sunset.

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking South Dakotans to fly their flags at half-staff at their homes, offices and businesses on Tuesday.

The flag tribute is part of a national Peace Officers Memorial Day on Tuesday. President Barack Obama has proclaimed this week as Police Week.

North Dakota U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon is speaking at a Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony in Fargo's Lindenwood Park on Tuesday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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