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Thursday, November 21, 2019


Department of Administration

Roy Cooper, Governor

Machelle Sanders, Secretary


Release Date: November 21, 2019
Contact: NCDOA Communications Office, 919-807-4490


To: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the

Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina Community College System;

Governor's Mansion; Governor's Office

From: Secretary Machelle Sanders

Re: Lowering of NC Flags to Half-Staff Immediately Through Sunset on Saturday, November 23 in Honor of Northampton County Sheriff's Deputy Makeem Brooks

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff immediately through sunset on Saturday, November 23 in honor of Northampton County Sheriff's Deputy Makeem Brooks who died in the line of duty on Wednesday, November 13. Deputy Brooks, who lived in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, was new to the force, serving only six months at the Northampton County Sheriff's Office.

Services for Deputy Brooks will be held on Saturday at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are welcome to fly the flag at half-staff for the same duration of time.

Please note, all North Carolina flag announcements are issued in accordance to regulations outlined in the US Flag Code.