JBE 19-17

Flags at Half-Staff—Vincent Liberto Jr.

WHEREAS,               Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr., a Captain with the Mandeville Police Department, will killed in the line of duty on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the age of 58;

WHEREAS,              Captain Liberto was known across the entire country as a highly decorated and respected law enforcement officer;

WHEREAS,              a devoted husband, father of seven children, and dedicated police officer, Captain Liberto began working with the Mandeville Police Department in 1994, after being honorably discharged as a sergeant in the Marine Corps where he served his country for over 10 years;

WHEREAS,              after graduating from the F.B.I. National Academy and becoming a police officer, he climbed through the ranks and earned multiple prestigious awards during his years of service, including Officer of the Year, eventually working his way up to the position of Captain; and

WHEREAS,              a man who lived his life with integrity and honor, Vincent Liberto’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 Vincent Liberto, 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 on Friday, September 27, 2019.

SECTION 2:              This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Friday, September 27, 2019.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 24th day of September, 2019.

John Bel Edwards

Kyle Ardoin
Secretary of State