Flags lowered today for probation agent

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to remain at half-staff on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex today in honor of Oakland County Probation Agent Candice Dunn, who died Tuesday, May 9.

“Candice was deeply committed to her work and to bettering the lives of others,” Snyder said. “My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and colleagues during this time.”

Dunn, a 12-year veteran of the Michigan Department of Corrections, was recently named Michigan Probation Officer of the Year. She worked in the Eastern District Probation Office, Troy Probation Office and as a Drug Court Agent in Wayne County. She also was a criminal justice instructor at South University in Novi and a volunteer in her community to help families in need.

A service in her honor will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Macomb.

Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full staff on Thursday, May 18.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.