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Georgia governor orders flags at half-staff for FBI agents killed in Florida shootout

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 13:35:35-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — In an executive order signed Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp ordered all state buildings to fly their flags at half staff in honor of the two FBI agents killed in a shootout in Florida Tuesday.

The order said that the flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, while also making a commitment to fighting child exploitation and human trafficking.

"While we mourn the deaths of these heroes, we should honor their memory by continually striving to put an end to child exploitation and human trafficking," the order said.

The shootout in Sunrise, Fla. killed FBI Special Agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger while also injuring three other agents.

FBI Special Agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenbergerwas were killed during a shootout as agents attempted to serve a warrant in a case involving "violent crimes against children" in Sunrise, Fla.

Three other agents were wounded in the shootout, with two of them being transported to local hospitals and are listed in "stable" condition.

The shooter was also killed in the shootout and the Associated Press reports that the shooting occurred as the suspect barricaded inside the home.