Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags
at commonwealth facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, May 15 to
recognize National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Peace Officers Memorial Day was created by Congress to honor the memory of law
enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Private residences and businesses are
also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff on that day.
Pennsylvania officers killed in the line of duty during 2010 included Trooper Paul
Ritchey of the Pennsylvania State Police; Cpl. Christopher Milito of the Delaware
River Port Authority; and Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove of the
Pennsylvania Game Commission.
The governor’s order follows a similar order issued by the White House.