JBE 18-25

Flags at Half-Staff—Rick Farrar

WHEREAS,    on December 18, 2018, Rick Farrar passed away at the age of 58;

WHEREAS,    born in Alexandria, Rick received his bachelor’s degree from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe (now the University of Louisiana in Monroe) and his law degree from Southern University Law Center;

WHEREAS,    he attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana-Lafayette) on a track scholarship and later graduated from Loyola Law School where he was a member of the Law Review;

WHEREAS,    Rick was a member of First United Methodist Church who was raised to value family and helping those who could not help themselves;

WHEREAS,    a true public servant, Rick represented District 27 in the state House and served as an assistant district attorney for the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office;

WHEREAS,    Rick Farrar is survived by his wife, Dana Newman Farrar; sons Hunter and Cole Farrar; mother, Marilyn P. Farrar; and brother, Todd Farrar and his wife, Teresa; and

WHEREAS,    Representative Rick Farrar was a devoted husband and father and lived his life with integrity and devoted to public service, leaving a lifetime legacy for the state of Louisiana.

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 and to honor the life of Rick Farrar, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol and all state buildings until sunset on Monday, December 31, 2018.

SECTION 2:   This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Monday, December 31, 2018, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.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 21st day of December, 2018.

John Bel Edwards

Kyle Ardoin
Secretary of State