Gov. Wolf Honors Fallen Pittsburgh Police Officer with Flag Order
July 17, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff to honor Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officer Calvin Hall, 36, who was shot in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh early Sunday morning and died of his wounds today.
“This is a dark day for Pittsburgh, a city that has seen far too many tragedies in recent months,” said Gov. Wolf. “Officer Hall’s family is now facing their very worst fears. I’m calling upon the community to support his loved ones, especially his family, friends, and brothers and sisters who served alongside him with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.”
“It’s heartbreaking and I want everyone to know that he served our community with the utmost integrity, professionalism and empathy,” said Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman. “He was a supreme credit to our force, as I’m sure he was to the City of Pittsburgh. It’s my understanding that he was shot while trying to break up a fight. That is wholly consistent with his character.”
The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Thursday, July 18, 2019, as well as on the day of Officer Hall’s funeral, which has not yet been announced. Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto has also ordered the city’s flags to half-staff through the officer’s funeral. The United States flag is to remain at full-staff through this tribute.
All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.