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Watch Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Jenkins' funeral ceremony in Elko

Gov. Sisolak orders flags to half-staff in honor of Sgt. Jenkins
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Posted at 7:23 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 17:13:05-04

Today is the day of the Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Jenkins' funeral in Elko and the governor has order flags at half-staff in honor of the fallen sergeant.

You can watch the full funeral service from this morning below.

In an executive order, Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds from sunrise until sunset on July 8.

The order is meant to be a mark of solemn respect and in remembrance of Sgt. Jenkins, whose funeral is being held today in Elko.

In an statement the governor wrote:

"The First Lady and I are just as heartbroken today as when we first got word of the loss of Sergeant Jenkins. So, on this day, let us again pay tribute to the memory of a great man who dedicated his life to service,” said Gov. Sisolak.

“A husband, father, grandfather, and veteran who passed doing what he had always done, protecting others. Although the grief felt throughout the State and especially in the Elko community has been immense, we know that his memory will live on in those that he meant so much to.”

The governor previously ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff from March 27 through March 30.

With this order, on the day of his memorial, the state wanted to again recognize Sgt. Jenkins for his commendable service.