LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and across all public buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff on Saturday to honor and remember Detroit Police Sergeant Shannon Wright. She died from medical emergency on duty. The flag lowering will coincide with the date of Wright’s funeral.
According to a press release from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office, Sergeant Wright joined the Detroit Police Department in October of 2000 and became a detective in 2014. Wright was then promoted to rank of sergeant in May of 2020. During her career, she received the Major League Baseball All-Star Recognition Award, the National Football League Super Bowl XL Recognition Award, the Rosa Parks Funeral Recognition Award, and was awarded a Citation, given out for service in the line of duty and required unusual thoroughness, conscientiousness, determination, and initiative in the performance of a difficult assignment.
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In addition, Wright was a devoted mother to her two daughters.
Flags should be returned to full staff on Sunday, September 10.