Gov. Evers orders flags to half-staff Thursday to honor Jackson Sparks, 8, killed in Waukesha Christmas Parade attack

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs announced Wednesday, Dec. 1, that in accordance with Governor Evers’ Executive Order #141, the flags of the United States and the State of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2021, in honor of Jackson A. Sparks.

Sparks lived in Mukwonago, and was a 3rd grader at Clarendon Avenue Elementary School.

According to his obituary, Jackson loved baseball and played for the Waukesha Blazers. When not playing baseball, or slam-dunking basketballs throughout the house, Jackson enjoyed fishing, catching frogs, and playing with his brother Tucker and his dog Qi’ra.

Spark's funeral service will also take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. 

The order is effective at sunrise and ends at sunset.

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