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Gov. Sisolak orders flags lowered to honor lawmaker

Posted at 5:30 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 09:20:16-04

CARSON CITY (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered U.S. and state flags flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds until sunset Tuesday in honor of Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson.

A news release from Assembly Democrats said the 51-year-old North Las Vegas Democrat died early Saturday while receiving "emergency care" in Carson City.

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Sisolak said on Twitter said he was heartbroken by the death of Thompson whom the governor said "stood larger-than-life because of his selfless service to his fellow Nevadans. "

Thompson had served as chair of the Assembly education committee and his tenure in the Assembly began in 2013.