Flags at Half Staff Extended
WHEREAS, on Sunday, August 23, 2015, Senior Trooper Steven Vincent of the Louisiana State Police was shot in the line of duty while attempting to provide assistance to an impaired driver;
WHEREAS, several passing motorists risked their lives to provide immediate assistance to Trooper Vincent and successfully apprehended the suspect;
WHEREAS, on Monday, August 24, 2015, Trooper Vincent succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Trooper Vincent was an honorable man who proudly served on the Louisiana State Police for thirteen years;
WHEREAS, Trooper Vincent is survived by his wife, Katherine, and his son, Ethan. The thoughts and prayers of all Louisianians are with Trooper Vincent’s family and the entire Louisiana State Police community;
WHEREAS, our law enforcement men and women bravely risk their lives every day to protect our communities and our citizens, and we are all extremely grateful for their dedicated service;
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. BJ 2015-19, issued on August 24, 2015, ordered the flags of the State of Louisiana to be flown at half staff, as an expression of respect for Trooper Steven Vincent, through sunset Friday, August 28, 2015;
WHEREAS, Trooper Vincent will be laid to rest on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in Lacassine, Louisiana following a funeral at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Lake Charles.
NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: As an expression of respect for Trooper Steven Vincent, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall continue to be flown at half staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings and institutions of the State of Louisiana until sunset on Saturday, August 29, 2015.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Saturday, August 29, 2015, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 28th day of August, 2015.
Secretary of State