Governor Pete Ricketts is directing that all U.S. and Nebraska flags be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, in honor of Congressman Bill Barrett who passed away on September 20, 2016. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on the same day.
“Susanne and I are deeply saddened by Congressman Barrett’s passing. I first met him when I was traveling the state about 10 years ago, and he was eager to offer his insights and guidance. He built a reputation as a legislator who put Nebraska first during his service to our state in the Unicameral and in the U.S. Congress. With his passing, Nebraska has lost a statesman, and I have lost a friend and an advisor. We will lift up Elsie and the entire Barrett family in our prayers during this time of mourning.” Ricketts said.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Congressman Barrett's loved ones during this difficult time.