ROCHESTER, Minn. – Earlier this month police say Kelly Phillips, a Mason City native, was shot and killed by a former partner in the twin cities. Now, he is being remembered with a special flag.
The Live-Free Without Violence flag is only taken out across the state of Minnesota when someone dies from domestic violence. Although officials in Rochester didn’t know Phillips, they are remembering that he is yet another victim to a senseless crime. “Our world [has] gotten very used to violence, and a lot of times with domestic violence [we] don’t even see it anymore,” Executive Director of the Women’s Shelter Suzie Christenson said.
This is the second year for the flag program.