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The US Honor Flag arrived in at Midland International Air & Spaceport Monday and will be present at the funeral of Sheriff Deputy Sgt. Mike Naylor.

The flag will be guarded by members of the Sheriff's Office overnight and will be present during Naylor's funeral Tuesday morning.

The Honor Flag

Shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, a flag was gifted to Chris Heisler by the Texas House of Representatives. Like many Americans, Heisler felt compelled to take action during a horrific time for the United States, and with this flag in tow, he set out for Ground Zero. Along the way, Heisler helped to organize one of the longest police motorcades in the history of the United States, bound for Ground Zero bringing many tokens of support together with other agencies, to our nation's Heroes. Since September 2001, the United States Honor Flag has paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty protecting our lives, our homes and our country, and also those who currently serve our communities and our nation. The Honor Network was founded on the conviction that every person who is committed in service to our communities and country deserves the support of every single American, and that an increase in American patriotism is vital in keeping our great nation united.

Funeral services for Sgt. Naylor will be held today at 10AM at Crestview Baptist Church in Midland.