Governor Sisolak orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo

CARSON CITY, NV - July 08, 2022

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak ordered 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 effective immediately until sunset on Sunday, July 10, 2022, in honor of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, who was killed as he was giving a campaign speech.

The fully executed copy of the Executive Order is attached to this release.

“Abe Shinzo was the longest-serving Prime Minister of Japan and worked with U.S. Presidents from both parties to deepen the alliance and collaboration between our nations,” said Governor Sisolak. “On behalf of the State of Nevada, we are sending our deep condolences to his loved ones, and the entire country in the wake of this shocking tragedy.”

This executive order is in conjunction with the directive from the President of the United States to lower flags to half-staff at all federal government buildings.