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SALT LAKE CITY - In honor of the victims of the Connecticut shooting, Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered all flags on state-owned facilities to be flown at half-staff.

The Governor issued the following statement:

I am shocked and deeply saddened at the tragic and senseless loss of so many of our nation's innocent children today. To those mourning in Connecticut, the people of Utah mourn with you. Jeanette and I extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the families and community who grieve this senseless tragedy. May they find healing and peace; may we all hold those we love a little tighter today.

The flags shall be flown at half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

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