Gov. orders flags at half-staff for Virginia shooting victims

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CARSON CITY, NV (KOLO)-- Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered the U.S. and state of Nevada flags be flown at half-staff at the Capitol and state public buildings and grounds until sunset on Tuesday in honor of the victims of Friday’s shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Virginia Beach shooting. Photo: Rlevse / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 via MGN.

DeWayne Craddock, 40, is alleged to have used two .45-caliber pistols to kill 11 city employees and a contractor on Friday at a municipal building. Four others were hurt, with three in critical condition.

Craddock died in an ensuing gun battle with police. Craddock worked for the city as an engineer.

President Donald Trump also ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on federal property.

 


EXECUTIVE ORDER 2019-12


 


ORDERING FLAGS TO HALF STAFF


 


WHEREAS, the State of Nevada, as an embodiment of its constituent residents, expresses its profound grief for those affected by the tragic shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia;


 


WHEREAS, the Silver State joins the Nation in a show of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence in Virginia that occurred on May 31, 2019;


 


WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides that, “The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada.”


 


NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, I hereby direct and order:


 


The flags of the United States and the State of Nevada shall be flown at half staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds beginning Saturday, June 01, 2019 until sunset of June 04, 2019.


 


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 1st day of June, in the year two thousand nineteen.

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