Gov. Herbert orders flags lowered for victims in Orlando, Florida

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2016) – Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah to honor the victims of the act of terror perpetuated earlier this morning in Orlando, Florida.

“Our hearts are broken for those who have lost loved ones, family and friends in this despicable and cowardly attack. As Utahns, we must unite together with those from around the world in love and prayer for our brothers and sisters who are the victims of this terrible tragedy. While there remains many unanswered questions at this time, such violence must be condemned by all of us. The Utah Department of Public Safety continues to be in communication with local and national authorities as more information is obtained.”

The flags will be flown at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset, June 16, 2016.