On Monday, flags will be flown at half staff to honor the individuals who were killed in the deadly attack at Anamosa State Penitentiary. Two staff members died at the hands of inmates at the facility.

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Governor Kim Reynolds made the order Saturday to have this solemn showing of statewide solidarity, according to the Associated Press. Reynolds said that all of Iowa "grieves the loss" of both of the staff members' lives.

I ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff Monday, March 29, 2021 from sunrise to sunset in honor and...

Posted by Governor Kim Reynolds on Saturday, March 27, 2021

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Lorena Schulte and Robert McFarland, the two staff members of the penitentiary will be laid to rest on Monday, and for the Governor this seems reason enough to pay respects.

The two died after two inmates attempted to escape the facility. In some of our earlier reporting, both victims died of blunt force trauma to their heads after being struck by a hammer by the inmates.  As previously mentioned, flags will be flown at half staff to coincide with the two victims funeral services on Monday from sun up to sun down. Lieutenant Robert McFarland, the corrections officer killed in the exchange, was honored in a procession held on Saturday.  

Anamosa State Penitentiary Attack - March 23, 2021

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