The U.S. and Alaska state flags will be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the Wisconsin shootings.
A white supremacist gunned down six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., on Sunday. Police killed the shooter.
President Obama ordered U.S. flags lowered until sunset Friday.
The governor’s office says in a release that state flags must also be lowered in accordance with the order.
The temple president and two police officers are being hailed for saving lives during the shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin that killed six worshippers.
Officials say temple president Satwant Singh Kaleka stared down the gunman Sunday. They say he fought back and even tried to stab the man with a butter knife before taking two fatal gunshots to the leg. The fight gave women and children inside extra time to seek cover.
Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy was ambushed, shot nine times and left for dead. But he told his colleagues wounded worshipers needed their attention more. He remains in critical condition.
And when Officer Sam Lenda came under fire in the temple parking lot, he shot back, downing the gunman who refused to drop his weapon.
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