Gordon orders flags at half-staff statewide in honor of the victims in Indianapolis

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon, announced a statewide order today April 16, that both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide until sunset April 20.

The order is pursuant to President Joe Biden’s Proclamation in honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide until sunset April 20.

According to the Associated Press, a shooter, identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole, opened fire with a rifle late Thursday night at a FedEx processing center near the Indianapolis Airport. The shooter died by suicide shortly before police entered the building. Four people were killed outside of the building, while another four were gunned down inside. Several other people were injured in the attack and taken to the hospital. The victims are still being identified by authorities.

The Presidential Proclamation follows:

“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and
grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, April 20, 2021. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.”

The order comes days after the Governor ordered flags to be flown at half staff in honor and remembrance of the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on April 2.

Two Capitol Police Officers were hit by a sedan that rammed into a barricade on the north side of the Capitol campus. One of the officers, William “Billy” Evans died from the injuries sustained during the attack. Evans served as an officer for 18 years.

The suspect, 25-year-old Noah Green was shot by an officer and later died.


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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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