Five employees of the newspaper were killed Thursday when a gunman with a grudge against the newspaper shot them in the newsroom.
A chilling letter from the alleged killer of five people at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis said he went to the newspaper with the "objective of killing every person present".
The White House says the president acted as soon as he learned of the Annapolis mayor's request.
Hundreds of people gathered on Friday evening to remember the five people gunned down at a community newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in USA history.
The shooting happened last Thursday.
Brennan McCarthy, who was the attorney for the woman who was cyber-stalked for six years by Ramos, said Ramos was the most disturbing man he had encountered in years of practicing family and criminal law, and that he feared for the safety of his family and client.
A spokesman for Anne Arundel County Police Department confirmed to Newsweek by email that the three letters were sent to the recipients above. "It's just as important as any other tragedy", Buckley said, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The fund celebrates the lives of Gerald Fischman and John McNamara, who were alumni of the University; Robert Hiaasen, a lecturer in Journalism at the University; Wendi Winters, a reporter at the Capital Gazette; and Rebecca Smith, who worked on the Capital Gazette sales team. He has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, according to court records. He said he considered lowering flags on his own, but chose to follow protocol. The Sun was told about the letter by Thomas Marquardt, the Capital's former publisher.
"Obviously, I'm disappointed", Mr Buckley, who moved to the U.S. in 1992, told the Baltimore Sun. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities overseas, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
He says he wants people to remember what happened.
Capital Gazette's owner Tronc did not respond to a request for comment.