Gov. Brian Sandoval ordered U.S. and state flags at the capitol and all public buildings and grounds in Nevada to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday to honor a Reno native who was killed in the Colorado theater shooting.
Sandoval's executive order will honor Navy veteran Jonathan Blunk, 26, and the 11 other victims of the July 20 shooting in Aurora, Colo.
"[Blunk] acted heroically in life and in death, serving his country in the armed forces and protecting others during the shooting," Sandoval said Monday. "It is fitting that Blunk's memory and heroism should be honored in this way, as should the memories of all the victims of this tragedy."
Blunk was a 2004 graduate of Hug High School in Reno. He is survived by a wife and two children.
The flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Wednesday, the governor's office said.
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