The U.S. Honor Flag left Kaufman County on Tuesday afternoon after an overnight stay at the courthouse where slain prosecutor Mark Hasse worked.
Hasse was gunned down in a parking lot near the courthouse on Jan. 31.
An honor guard of Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputies retired the flag and stood watch beside it, along with officers from around the state.
Kaufman County officers have their attention focused on Hasse's homicide investigation.
“We can’t take away the hurt and pain they’re going through, but if we can help out while they’re burdened with the task of trying to find the individual who killed him, then we’ve done a small part in trying to help out their community,” said Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Bryan Shelton.
Hasse worked as a Dallas County Assistant District Attorney for many years before serving in Kaufman County.
Ceremony attendees said they are still concerned because the killers are still on the loose.
“I don’t really feel safe because we don’t know, until he’s caught, or they’re caught,” said Realtor Cathy Coulton.
Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland issued a warning to the killers at the ceremony.