Governor Perry has ordered flags across the state be placed at half-staff following the tragedy at Ft. Hood Wednesday.
The governor delivered the following order to Department of Public Safety Commander Jose Ortiz.
Dear Commander Ortiz:
Pursuant to Texas Government Code Chapter 3100 and 36 USC 10, and acting in my capacity as the Governor of the State of Texas, I hereby direct the immediate lowering of all flags under state control to half-staff in honor of those involved in the recent shooting at Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.
Please notify personnel within your agency and other state agency and university leaders of this directive. Flags of the United States and the State of Texas should remain at half-staff from this date through sunset or the end of the flag display day on Friday, April 4, 2014. Flags should be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all State of Texas offices and facilities in other states and abroad.
Individuals, businesses, municipalities, counties and other political subdivisions are encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.
Anita and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the soldiers, families and support personnel touched by this terrible event.