DES MOINES, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018, to honor the murdered and injured in Wednesday’s tragedy in Thousand Oaks, California.
The order is in conjunction with President Donald Trump’s order to lower all United States flags to half-staff for the same length of time.
12 people, including a sheriff's deputy, were shot and killed by Ian David Long, a former Marine. Long was also found dead inside the nightclub.
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 flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.