By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Governor Wolf has ordered commonwealth flags across the state to be flown at half-staff on Sunday in honor of the late Pennsylvania State Senator David Arnold.READ MORE: Trevor Noah Coming To Pittsburgh In 2022
The order applies to commonwealth flags flown at commonwealth facilities, public facilities and grounds, although Wolf said he encouraged any Pennsylvanians to participate.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Arnold family following the passing of Senator Dave Arnold,” Wolf said. “Dave was a dedicated public servant and conscientious leader who put the people of his district first, always. He fought hard every day for his constituents, even while he was fighting a terrible disease. Our commonwealth has lost a great public servant.”READ MORE: PennDOT Asking Drivers For Feedback On Construction And Maintenance
Arnold was 49 years old and peacefully passed away after a battle with brain cancer. He represented Pennsylvania’s 48th District from 2020 to 2021.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 3-Day Total Of 1,029 New Cases, 4 Additional Deaths
The commonwealth flag has been flown at half-staff since March 11, 2020 to recognize the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that order is to remain in effect indefinitely.