President Barack Obama makes a statement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on

police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in

Dallas, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the

United States by the Constitution and the laws of the

United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the

United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House

and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts

and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal

Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the

United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset,

July 12, 2016.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at

half-staff for the same length of time at all United States

embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities

abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels

and stations.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this

eighth day of July, in the year of our Lord

two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the

United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.