Statement as issued Tuesday:
As Mayor of the City of Berne, and on behalf of our elected officials and city employees, I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Chief Taylor and his family in the death of their son and brother, Nick Taylor who died in combat in Afghanistan.
As plans are confirmed, I will order all flags at every city facility to be flown at half staff in honor of Nick, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our (country).
I also encourage our citizens to fly the United States Flag during this time in memory of Nick and as a show support for his family.
To Tim, Stephania, Drew, Holly, Sophia, your extended families and Nick’s friends, May God bless and comfort you at this most difficult time.
Mayor Bill McKean