Pa. flag ordered to half-staff to honor fallen Blair County corrections officer

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ)– On Thursday, Governor Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvania flags to fly at half-staff to honor Blair County Correctional Officer, Rhonda Russell.

Russell was killed on Nov. 17 after she was shot during a struggle over a firearm at Altoona’s Central Court building. She was later pronounced dead at UPMC Altoona.

The Pennsylvania flag at all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds in Blair County will be lowered to half-staff until sunset, Sunday, Nov. 21. All Pennsylvanians are invited to take part in the tribute.

The United States Flag will remain at full staff.

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