Prime Minister Gumbs announces flags at half-mast for Police Officer Benjamin

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PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten – Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs in solidarity with the nation instructed according to protocol to have flags flown at half-mast out of respect after a law enforcement official was killed in the line of duty.

Police Officer G. Benjamin from the Sint Maarten Police Force was seriously wounded on Wednesday, August 5 while attending to a call of a robbery on Front Street.  Officer Benjamin passed away on Saturday, August 8.

Flags will be flown at half-mast at all public buildings until the day after Officer Benjamin has been laid to rest

PHOTO: Flags at half-mast being flown at St Maarten Medical Center

Government Administration Building is seen at half mast
Government Administration Building is seen at half mast