On July 20, 2015, Sheriff Chad Anderson ordered that the flag at the Bates County Sheriff's Office be flown at half-staff in honor of the five brave service members who were murdered last week in Chattanooga, TN. The flag will be flown at half-staff until the service members are laid to rest.
Sheriff Anderson and his Staff would like to send their sincere condolences to the families of these courageous service members. Sheriff Anderson said that by lowering our flag, we are showing respect and honor to our military personnel for their sacrifice to our nation. He would also like to give his thanks to the Police Officers and First Responders who helped end the terror attack on that fateful day in Tennessee.