This morning during our daily dog walk we came across one of our seminary workers lowering the flags to half-mast and asked him who died. He didn't know, he was just doing what they asked him to do. Our first thought was that maybe John McCain died during the night, but after coming home and looking through breaking news I did not see anything like that.
So after some digging I learned that today is officially Peace Officers Memorial Day and flags were ordered to be at half staff. Just in case you are wondering as well.