Baldwin County officials refuse to lower flags for Orlando shooting victims
June 17, 2016
The aftermath of the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in Orlando last week has seen touching acts of solidarity across the nation.
But not so in Baldwin County.
Officials there refused to respond to entreaties to lower official flags in the county to half-staff, according to news reports.
Commissioner Tucker Dorsey explained the move thusly, speaking to reporters Thursday:
“I am of the opinion, by reading the flag code of the United States, that while my heart certainly goes out to the victims and their families…it doesn’t meet the test of the reason for the flag to be lowered to half-staff.”