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. 

Officer Geoffrey Redd (Courtesy: Memphis Police Department)

Officers reportedly returned fire killing the suspect, later identified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as Torence Jackson Jr. of Indiana. 

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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.