RICHMOND, Va. - Flags across the Commonwealth will be lowered half-staff in honor of a Virginia police officer who was killed in the line of duty last month.
Virginia State Police said Gov. Ralph Northam ordered U.S. and Virginia flags to be lowered Thursday from sunrise to sunset in memory of Stanley Police Officer Dominic J. "Nick" Winum.
According to the Associated Press, Officer Winum, 48, was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Feb. 26. He was reportedly shot before he could get out of his patrol vehicle.
Winum had been with the Stanley Police Department since 2016, and he had previously been a Virginia State Police Trooper, AP reported.
His funeral is in Luray, Virginia, Thursday.
Per an order from @GovernorVA, U.S. and Virginia flags are to be lowered to half staff across the state Thursday from sunrise to sunset to honor the memory of Stanley Police Officer Dominic J. "Nick" Winum, who was shot and killed Feb. 26. His funeral is Thursday in Luray. pic.twitter.com/dhqBYy0Jof— Va Capitol Police (@VaCapitolPolice) March 3, 2021