NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – On Wednesday, March 1, flags at the Tennessee State Capitol and all state office buildings will fly at half-staff under an order made by Gov. Bill Lee.
Lee issued the order in accordance with the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act. Under the order, all flags will fly at half-staff in memory of Geoffrey Redd, a Memphis police officer who was shot in the line of duty.
On Feb. 2, Memphis Police were dispatched to a trespassing call in East Memphis. According to News 2’s sister station, WREG, officers confronted a man at a library, the man pulled out a weapon and fired at one of the officers.
Officers reportedly returned fire killing the suspect, later identified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as Torence Jackson Jr. of Indiana.
Redd was originally listed in critical condition, but he succumbed to his injuries on Feb. 18. In a post, Memphis Police stated Redd became an officer of the Memphis Police Department in February 2008, but he was also a husband, a father, and the director of security at his church.
Flags over the State Capitol and all State office buildings will fly at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday.