WVC 5 - 1 - 27
§5-1-27. Draping of state flag to honor the passing of
When any law-enforcement officer employed by the state or any
of its political subdivisions dies while on active duty or after
being honorably discharged or honorably retired, upon the request
of next of kin, the state shall honor the officer by providing a
state flag, at no cost, for draping the coffin at the funeral
service of the deceased officer. The superintendent of the West
Virginia state police or his or her designee shall upon request
provide the flag upon verifying the deceased's service.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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