PA flags to fly half-staff to honor Dallas police

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all Commonwealth flags to fly half-staff, after five police officers were fatally shot during what began as a peaceful protest in Dallas.

The Democratic governor said flags lowered at the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at commonwealth facilities across the state will honor the officers killed Thursday in the line of duty.

Wolf released a statement Friday condemning the recent “horrific acts of violence.”

“Law enforcement has a trying and dangerous job to do, and they keep us safe. As officers were bringing out the best in ourselves by protecting protesters and preserving their right to assemble, they were attacked,” he said.

The governor ordered the flags to remain lowered until each officer is buried.