Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-Staff Saturday in Honor of Winchester Police Officer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2024) – Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Saturday, April 20, in honor of a Winchester police officer who suffered a medical emergency and died following an arrest.

William “Marty” Jackson, age 73, former chief and current sergeant with the Winchester Police Department died Sunday, April 14, when he had a heart attack after responding to a call.

Funeral services will be held at noon EDT Saturday at George Rogers Clark High School. Interment will follow at the Winchester Cemetery.

Gov. Beshear encourages all individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute. Additional flag status information is available at