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      Maryland flags lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day

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      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Flags in Maryland are flying at half-staff in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day honoring law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

      Gov. Martin O'Malley ordered the U.S. and Maryland flags flown at half-staff on Wednesday.

      Peace Officers Memorial Day is celebrated on May 15 each year. The week that surrounds it is designated as National Police Week.