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Governor Walker orders flags to half-staff


MADISON (WKOW) -- Monday, Governor Scott Walker ordered flags to half-staff to remember and mourn the tragic events at Oak Creek.

"The people of Wisconsin join the Sikh community in mourning those killed yesterday and in remembering their lives," said Governor Scott Walker. "As our state comes together to care for the survivors, our hope is that the families and the whole Oak Creek community find healing and strength in the memory of their loved ones."

Click here to read Executive Order #81.

On Sunday, Gov. Walker released the following statement regarding the Oak Creek incident:

"Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, as we all struggle to comprehend the evil that begets this terrible violence.

"At the same time, we are filled with gratitude for our first responders, who show bravery and selflessness as they put aside their own safety to protect our neighbors and friends.

"Tonette and I ask everyone to join us in praying for the victims and their families, praying for the safety of our law enforcement and first responder professionals and praying for strength and healing for this entire community and our state." 

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