An Associated Press review of such gubernatorial requests across the country found that the Democrat called for the flag to be lowered twice in 2015. The first time occurred after a mass shooting at a Chattanooga, Tennessee, military installation. President Barack Obama later followed through with a request that all flags be lowered nationally.
The second time, in December, marked the three-year anniversary of the Newtown school shooting.
When Malloy first took office, he would typically call for the U.S. flag to be lowered to honor a fallen Connecticut service member. More recently, mass shootings have prompted such action.
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