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.
How to Balance the Budget and Create Long-Term Growth My plan to solve our debt crisis.
As I traveled across Pennsylvania last year, I promised Pennsylvanians that I would dedicate myself to two key priorities in the United States Senate: restoring economic growth and private-sector job creation, and putting our federal government on a sustainable fiscal path.
These two goals are inextricably connected. We cannot maximize economic growth without getting our government’s finances in order. And we can’t get our finances in order if we don’t have the courage to make serious and tough choices right now.
We have just published the official list of Republican candidates running for all offices in Erie County. Please vote for candidates of your choice on May 17, 2011 as the party does not endorse candidates in contested elections.
Vic Stabile for Superior Court and Ann Covey for Commonwealth Court as they have been endorsed by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.
Jack Daneri for District Attorney and Lyell Cook for Coroner are endorsed since they are running unopposed.