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Texas flags lowered to half-staff to honor Dallas shooting victims

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From Gov. Greg Abbott's office:

Texas flags across the statewill be lowered to half-staff in honor of the Dallas police shooting victims on Friday through sunset on Tuesday.

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"As Texans and Americans mourn the loss of our men and women in uniform, we must continue to remember that police officers put their lives on the line every day to ensure our safety and our freedoms," Abbott said.

"Today we honor those who selflessly placed themselves in harm's way to protect their fellow citizens. I ask everyone to keep the families of those who lost their lives, as well as those who have been seriously injured and the entire Dallas law enforcement community, in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

To view the letter calling for flags to be lowered statewide, click here.

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