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: Pittsburgh Weather: Snowfall Could Make For Challenging Evening Commute
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: Second Suspect In Clearview Mall Parking Lot Shooting Surrenders
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: Footprints In Snow Outside Of Westinghouse Academy Lead Police To Gun
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.