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Cuomo order flags at half-staff for Pierson
Rochester, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo is directing all flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff on Friday, following the death of Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson.
"The tragic death of Officer Pierson...is deeply saddening. I join with all New Yorkers in mourning the loss of this public servant," Governor Cuomo said.
"Today is a heartbreaking reminder of what that service can cost. My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Officer Pierson, including his wife and two young children, and I urge all New Yorkers to pause and remember the dedication of the brave men and women who keep our state safe."