Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor National Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 12, 2014, 14:12 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags at Commonwealth facilities statewide lowered to half-staff on Thursday May 15, 2014 in recognition of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Created by the United States Congress, Peace Officers Memorial Day honors the memory of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

On this day, we recognize and pay tribute to the local, state and federal law enforcement officers who courageously put their lives on the line to protect our citizens and communities. We honor them for their selfless public service, valor and leadership. 

All Pennsylvanians are invited to join in this tribute.

Media contactOwen McEvoy, 717-783-1116

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor