An executive order that declared a state of emergency ahead of the announcement of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown, Junior shooting investigation is being allowed to expire, Governor Jay Nixon has announced.

Nixon issued an order November 17 that activated the Missouri National Guard to support St. Louis City and County police and the Highway Patrol in responding to unrest in the St. Louis region. Nixon said today the Guard has concluded its duties in the region.

“I want to thank state and local law enforcement, the leaders of the unified command, and the members of the Missouri National Guard for working tirelessly to protect the public,” Gov. Nixon said. “As the hard work of healing and rebuilding continues, the fact that not a single life was lost as a result of the unrest is a credit to the hard work and dedication of these brave men and women.”