Flags at Half Staff
WHEREAS, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Officer Henry Nelson of the Sunset Police Department was shot in the line of duty while responding to a report of a domestic dispute;
WHEREAS, Officer Nelson was a lifelong resident of Sunset and proudly served on the Sunset Police Department since 2002; he is survived by his daughter, Alyssa;
WHEREAS, thoughts and prayers of all Louisianians are with Officer Nelson’s family and the entire Sunset 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, Officer Nelson will be laid to rest on Saturday, September 5, 2015, following a funeral at Zion Traveler’s Church in Sunset, Louisiana.
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 Officer Henry Nelson, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings and institutions of the State of Louisiana until sunset on Saturday, September 5, 2015.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Saturday, September 5, 2015, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.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 4th day of September, 2015.
Secretary of State