Governor Sisolak orders flags to half-staff in observance of Peace Officer Memorial Day

Carson City, NV - May 14, 2019

Today, by executive order, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds from sunrise until sunset tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in observance of Peace Officer Memorial Day.  

The text of Executive Order 2019-10 is below:

WHEREAS, the men and women who serve as law enforcement officers in the State of Nevada and throughout the United States put their lives on the line every day to keep the peace, enforce our laws, and provide help in times of emergency and crisis;

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed the week of May 12, 2019, through May 18, 2019, as National Police Week;

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has proclaimed May 15, 2019, as Peace Officers Memorial Day, to honor all law enforcement officers and remember those who have been killed in the line of duty throughout the United States;

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has directed that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on May 15, 2019, at federal government buildings, and has invited Governors of the fifty states to join in this national observance; 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 Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of all law enforcement officers and to remember those who have been killed in the line of duty in the State of Nevada and throughout the United States.

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