2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 72. Soldiers and Sailors
§72-63.11. State flag for certain deceased national guard members and peace officers.

Universal Citation: 72 OK Stat § 72-63.11 (2018)

A. The Oklahoma Veterans Commission shall furnish an Oklahoma state flag to drape the casket of each Oklahoma National Guard member or Oklahoma peace officer, as defined in Section 3311 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes, who dies in the line of duty, unless the member or officer is otherwise entitled to a United States flag. The state flag shall be a service benefit of each Oklahoma National Guard member and Oklahoma peace officer.

B. After burial of the deceased Oklahoma National Guard member or Oklahoma peace officer, the flag so furnished shall be given to his or her next of kin. If no claim is made by the next of kin, the flag may be given to a close friend or associate of the deceased upon request by such friend or associate to the Oklahoma Veterans Commission. If the flag is given to a close friend or associate of the deceased, no flag shall be given to any other person on account of the death of the Oklahoma National Guard member or Oklahoma peace officer.

Added by Laws 1984, c. 17, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1984. Amended by Laws 2014, c. 212, § 8, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.

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