Flags Ordered to Half-Staff for Peace Officer Memorial Day
Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered flags to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday in observance of Peace Officer Memorial Day.
Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered flags to half-staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in observance of Peace Officer Memorial Day.
I've ordered the U.S. & NV flags to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds from sunrise until sunset today in observance of #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay and to honor the peace officers who gave their lives protecting others.— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) May 15, 2019
Meanwhile, President Trump honored the nation's fallen law enforcement at the Peace Officers Memorial Service in Washington.
Thousands of law enforcement officers and families of fallen officers gathered on the grounds of Capitol Hill for the 37th annual ceremony.
The president promised the country will never forget the sacrifice of officers who have died in the line of duty, and that his administration will stand against anti-police rhetoric.
He also issued a call for the death penalty for suspects in the killing police officers, following a fair trial.
Throughout his speech, President Trump turned toward tougher immigration policies - including building a wall and ending sanctuary cities - and stopping criminals from entering the country at the southern border.
The president highlighted California Officer Ronil Singh, and his death at the hands of man believed to be in the country illegally. (AP)
The text of Governor Sisolak's 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.