JBE 17-26

Flags at Half-Staff

WHEREAS,   on Sunday night, October 1, 2017, more than 50 people were killed in an attack in Las Vegas, Nevada;

WHEREAS,   over 500 others were injured during this tragic event;

WHEREAS,   countless law enforcement officers, first responders, volunteers, and citizens risked their lives to provide immediate aid to the numerous victims; and

WHEREAS,   Louisianans mourn with all whose loved ones were killed and injured in this horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 victims of the Las Vegas attack, 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 Friday, October 6, 2017.

SECTION 2:  This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Friday, October 6, 2017, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.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 2nd day of October, 2017.

John Bel Edwards

Tom Schedler
Secretary of State