BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal issued an Executive Order Friday morning calling for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half staff until July 31 out of respect for the victims of the Lafayette movie theater shooting.
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. BJ 2015 – 15
FLAGS AT HALF STAFF
WHEREAS, on Thursday evening, July 23, 2015, two young women, Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, were killed and nine individuals wounded in a senseless attack at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana;
WHEREAS, in the midst of the attack, there are stories of heroism of friends sheltering friends from gunfire as they sought to escape;
WHEREAS, the heroism of law enforcement officers, who ran toward the sounds of gunfire, and first responders, volunteers and citizens who immediately responded to selflessly provide aid to the numerous victims is a tribute to the resilience of this Louisiana community and the people of Louisiana;
WHEREAS, the thoughts and prayers of all Louisianians are with the families and the victims of this horrific attack.
NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: As an expression of respect for the victims of the Lafayette theater attack, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall continue to be flown at half staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings and institutions of the State of Louisiana until sunset on Friday, July 31, 2015.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Friday, July 31, 2015, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.