Gov orders flags lowered for slain Detroit officer
Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered American and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, the day of Detroit Police Officer Glenn Doss Jr.'s funeral.
Snyder's order applies to all flags on state buildings and within the state Capitol complex, a statement on the order said. Flags can return to full staff the next day.
Doss died Sunday at age 25 at Detroit Receiving Hospital, after being shot in the head while responding to a domestic violence call the previous Wednesday on the city's east side.
The funeral service for Doss is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Greater Grace Temple at 23500 West Seven Mile. The city of Detroit arranged private funding to cover Doss' funeral and let the monies raised by way of a GoFundMe campaign be left for the family's ongoing needs. As of Thursday morning, that campaign had raised almost $48,000.
When officers arrived at 5500 McDougall Jan. 24, police say, suspect Decharlos Brooks, 43, was outside of the home and allegedly fired at them. Doss was a passenger in one of the patrol vehicles. His partner, Officer Samuel Anderson, notified other officers about the ambush on the police radio, then drove Doss to the hospital, quick actions that officials say may have saved lives.
Mayor Mike Duggan called Doss "everything that is good about Detroit."
Snyder, in his statement, said Doss was a "young, devoted police officer and will deeply be missed," sending condolences for himself and on behalf of his wife, Sue.