State of Nevada Executive Order - Executive Department


Ordering Flags to Half Staff

WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Charleston Hartfield dedicated his life to serving the citizens of Nevada, as a solider in the United States Army, the Nevada Army National Guard, and officer of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department;
WHEREAS, SFC Hartfield was the epitome of a citizen-Solider, unwavering in his commitment to his troops, his community, and his family;
WHEREAS, SFC Hartfield was tragically killed during the mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, and the thoughts and prayers of Nevadans are with his family and loved ones;
WHEREAS, all Nevadans should be encouraged to remember, as often said by SFC Hartfield, that "to the world you may be but one person, but to one person you may be the world"; and
WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides: "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, it is hereby ordered as follows:

The flags of the United States and the State of Nevada shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds on Friday, October 20, 2017, from sunrise to sunset, as a mark of respect and in remembrance of Sergeaô€€”t Class Hartfield.

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 12th day of  October, in the year two thousand  seventeen.

Official Nevada State Seal          Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Wayne Thornley