Relating to a Proclamation that the Flag of the United States and the Flag of the State of Wisconsin Be Flown at Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Justice N. Patrick Crooks of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
WHEREAS, Justice N. Patrick Crooks of the Wisconsin Supreme Court passed away on September 21, 2015, at the age of seventy-seven; and
WHEREAS, Justice N. Patrick Crooks devoted many years of his life as a public servant to the State of Wisconsin, serving nineteen years as a judge on the Brown County Circuit Court, winning election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1996, and serving continuously on the Wisconsin Supreme Court for nearly twenty years since then; and
WHEREAS, prior to his service to our State's judiciary, Justice N. Patrick Crooks served his country as an officer in the United States Army, serving in the Office of the Judge Advocate General in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and
WHEREAS, Justice N. Patrick Crooks was a native of Green Bay who faithfully and honorably served his state and country throughout his career, and the people of Wisconsin mourn his death;
NOW THEREFORE, I, SCOTT WALKER, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by federal and state law, do hereby order that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations of the State of Wisconsin equipped with such flags beginning today, September 22, 2015, and ending at sunset on the date of interment.
By the Governor:
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed.
Done at the Capitol in the City of Madison this twenty-second day of September in the year two thousand fifteen.
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