August 14-16, 2019 - Half-Staff Alert - Pennsylvania

Posted by Half Staff Alerts Staff on Aug 21st 2019

August 14-16, 2019 - Half-Staff Alert - Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities in Adams County to immediately fly at half-staff in honor of Buchanan Valley Fire Department Assistant Chief Walter Wagaman, who died Wednesday.

Wagaman, 46, died from severe injuries suffered when he was ejected from a firetruck while responding to a crash scene on Aug. 2.

The governor ordered the flags we lowered until sunset on Friday and again on the day of Wagaman’s interment, which has not yet been announced. The United States flag is to remain at full-staff through this tribute.

The governor’s office said all Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.