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Governor orders flags to half-staff in honor of Aurora shooting victims

Has extended Kentucky's sympathy to Colorado governor
Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sundown on Friday, July 27 in honor of the Aurora shooting victims.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 25, 2012) – Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sundown on Friday, July 27 in honor of the victims of the Aurora shooting tragedy last week.

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Beshear has also spoken with Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado to extend the state’s sympathies and prayers to the citizens of Aurora.

“Last week’s incident at the movie theatre in Aurora was an unprecedented and unspeakable tragedy,” Beshear said. Kentucky stands to honor the victims of this attack, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and all others who were affected by the horrific act.”

This order follows a proclamation from President Barack Obama last week ordering the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other federal buildings to honor the victims.

The governor encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.

Flag status information is available here.

Twelve people were killed and nearly 60 were injured during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” James Holmes, 24, has been arrested for the crime.