Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on July 31 and August 1 in honor of fallen Rochester Police Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz. Flags should be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on July 31 and August 1, the day of Officer Mazurkiewicz's funeral service and returned to full-staff at sunset on August 2, following the funeral service.
"The loss of Officer Mazurkiewicz was a senseless tragedy, and my thoughts are with his wife, his children, and all of his loved ones," Governor Hochul said. "Every day, police officers put their lives on the line to protect New Yorkers, and we will continue taking aggressive action to tackle gun violence in our communities. All of New York grieves the loss of Officer Mazurkiewicz alongside his family, the Rochester Police Department, and the community, and we will never forget his sacrifice."