Independence police officer David Wehlermann has received widespread recognition the past few days after he noticed a United States flag hang upside down at a local business and he arranged for it to be fixed. Wehlermann was on patrol Saturday when he saw the flag hanging upside down because of a broken cable attachment. The business said it wouldn't be able to fix the flag pole until Monday, so Wehlermann, a U.S. Air Force veteran and longtime member of IPD's color guard, asked for the nearby Independence Fire Department pumper and ladder truck to assist in fixing the flag. [Photo courtesy of the Independence Police Department]