Governor Abbott is allowing U.S. & Texas flags at all Concho County buildings, facilities, and offices to be lowered May 12, 2021 through interment (May 19) to half-staff in honor of County Constable and Deputy Sheriff Stephen Jones and Deputy Sheriff Samuel Leonard.
May 12, 2021
Dear Judge Dillard:
In response to your request and pursuant to Chapter 3100 of the Texas Government Code and Title 4 of the U.S. Code (4 U.S.C. § 1 et seq), flags of the State of Texas and the United States of America at all Concho County buildings, facilities, and offices may be lowered immediately to half-staff in honor of County Constable and Deputy Sheriff Stephen Jones and Deputy Sheriff Samuel Leonard, who were killed in the line of duty. Flags should return to full-staff at sunset on the day of the latest funeral service, once it is set by the family.
Individuals, businesses, municipalities, and other political subdivisions and entities in the surrounding area and region may fly flags at half-staff for the same period as a sign of honor and respect.
The First Lady and I extend our prayers of comfort to the families of Deputy Jones and Deputy Leonard during their time of grief. I urge all Texans to remember and honor their public service to the State of Texas as dedicated law enforcement professionals.