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McMaster orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of fallen Lake City officer

Lake City police Lt. John Stewart was killed in the line of duty during a chase.
Lake City police Lt. John Stewart was killed in the line of duty during a chase.(Source: Lt. John Stewart's family)
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 1:22 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – Flags on all state buildings will be lowered to half-staff in honor of Lake City Police Lt. John Stewart.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered the flags remain at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Sept. 24.

McMaster is also requesting that flags over the buildings of political subdivisions in the state be flown at half-staff as well.

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Stewart was struck and killed by a vehicle near the intersection of Chandler Mill Road and North Matthews Road on Sept. 17 by a man who authorities say was attempting to evade law enforcement.

A city-wide prayer vigil for Stewart will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial Park on East Main Street.

The fallen officer’s memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Florence Center.

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