JBE 16-62

Flags at Half-Staff – Spencer Chauvin

WHEREAS,               Spencer Chauvin, District Chief with the St. John the Baptist Fire Department, died at the age of 36 on Sunday, August 28, 2016, responding to a traffic crash on Interstate 10 near LaPlace;

WHEREAS,               he was known for his kind and courageous nature, always willing to help those in need;

WHEREAS,               a devoted husband and father and dedicated first responder, District Chief Chauvin began working with the St. John the Baptist Parish Westside Volunteer Fire Department as a teenager, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather;

WHEREAS,               after becoming an EMT and earning an associate of fire science degree, he became a full-time firefighter with the St. John the Baptist Parish Fire Department, eventually working his way up to the position of District Chief; and

WHEREAS,               a man who lived his life with integrity and honor, Spencer Chauvin’s bravery and service to the State of Louisiana will long be remembered.

NOW THEREFORE, 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 for Spencer Chauvin, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol until sunset on Friday, September 2, 2016.

SECTION 2:              This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Friday, September 2, 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 1st day of September, 2016.


John Bel Edwards

Tom Schedler
Secretary of State