Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy: Evers orders flags at half-staff

Gov. Tony Evers ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Monday, Nov. 22 as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragedy at the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade. 

Last night, Gov. Evers released a statement on this tragic event available here and below: 

"Kathy and I are praying for Waukesha tonight and all the kids, families, and community members affected by this senseless act. I'm grateful for the first responders and folks who acted quickly to help, and we are in contact with local partners as we await more information."


The order is effective at sunrise and ends at sunset. 

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Waukesha Christmas parade, SUV plows into crowds; 5 dead, 40+ hurt

Waukesha officials confirm five people are deceased and more than 40 hurt after an SUV driver sped through a police line and into a parade of Christmas marchers on Sunday, Nov. 21.