May 30, 2024

Flags to be flown at Half Staff

TOPEKA, KAN — Governor Jeff Colyer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset, Oct. 31 in honor of the victims killed in the deadly shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday morning.

According to a release sent from the Governor’s office, “We express our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy,” Governor Colyer said. “This was a terrible act of violence perpetrated against innocent victims with every right to peaceably observe their religious beliefs. We grieve for those suffering as a result of this crime, and pray they will find peace and comfort in the days ahead.”

The decision was made in accordance to Executive Order 10-12 and following the proclamation from U.S. President Donald Trump.