Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans

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Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff  immediately until sunset on April 6, 2021 in honor of the service and sacrifice of the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on April 2, 2021. The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Joe Biden’s proclamation to lower all United States flags to half-staff for the same length of time.  

"We mourn the loss of Capitol Police Officer William 'Billy' Evans and I send my prayers and deepest condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones who are left to grieve following this horrific act of violence,” said Gov. Reynolds. “The state of Iowa will never forget the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of law enforcement who willingly put themselves on the line to protect the innocent and uphold the rule of law.” 

Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.  

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff for the same length of time.