BJ 15-18

Flags at Half Staff

WHEREAS, on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Officer Thomas LaValley of the Shreveport Police Department was killed in the line of duty, and he will be laid to rest today;
WHEREAS,  Officer LaValley was a native of St. Amant, Louisiana and proudly served on the Shreveport Police Department for four years;
WHEREAS,  our law enforcement men and women risk their lives every day to protect our communities and our citizens;
WHEREAS, the thoughts and prayers of all Louisianians are with the family of Officer LaValley and the entire Shreveport Police Department family.
NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, 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 Officer Thomas LaValley, 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 Monday, August 10, 2015.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Monday, August 10, 2015, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.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 10th day of August, 2015.

Bobby Jindal

Tom Schedler
Secretary of State