JBE 16-33

Flags at Half-Staff

In light of the tragedies of this week, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, 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 and to honor the lives that have been tragically lost to violence, 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 immediately until sunset on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

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 8th day of July, 2016.

John Bel Edwards

Tom Schedler
Secretary of State