Commonwealth Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Firefighters
Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings, and grounds to fly at half-staff immediately in honor of three firefighters who have died in the line of duty this week. Commonwealth flags should remain at half-staff until the time of the firefighters’ internments which have not yet been set.
The order honors Kurt Keilhofer of the Mapleton Fire Department in Huntingdon County, and Marvin Gruber and Zachary Paris of the New Tripoli Fire Department in Lehigh County.
Keilhofer died Tuesday after he was struck while responding to a vehicle accident in Union Township. Gruber and Paris died Wednesday after they became entrapped in a burning house near Tamaqua in Schuylkill County.