Seal of the State of Nevada

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2022-16

ORDERING FLAGS TO HALF STAFF IN HONOR OF OFFICER TRUONG THAI

WHEREAS, on October 13, 2022, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Truong Thai tragically died in the line of duty; and

WHEREAS, Officer Thai was a dedicated public servant for 23 years at the LVMPD and was killed responding to a domestic disturbance; and

WHEREAS, first responders who worked alongside Officer Thai viewed him as a mentor, partner and friend who served with strength and integrity from the time he began his career; Officer Thai impacted countless lives and inspired officers across Southern Nevada as a coach and mentor; and

WHEREAS, Officer Thai worked in the South Central Area Command and inspired younger officers who were new to the force by taking time to mentor them and help them develop leadership skills; and

WHEREAS, during his time off work, Officer Thai spent time in his community and coached volleyball for several years; and

WHEREAS, Officer Thai is remembered as a loving brother and father, and is survived by his 19-year-old daughter, Jada; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is indebted to Officer Thai for his service and sacrifice;

NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada, and pursuant to section 7 of title 4 of the United States Code, 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 from sunrise until sunset on October 28, 2022, in honor of Officer Truong Thai.

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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 24th day of October, in the year two thousand twenty-two.

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