Harrisburg, PA (WTXF) - On Saturday morning, Governor Tom Wolf ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex, at Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Landon Weaver.
Trooper Weaver, of Blair County, was shot dead in the line of duty Friday night while responding to a PFA violation.
According to Governor Wolf's offices, the flags shall remain lowered until sunset on Tuesday, January 3rd.
The suspect wanted for allegedly shooting Trooper Weaver was confirmed dead Saturday morning by Pennsylvania State Police following a night-long manhunt.
Governor Wolf released the following statement:
“I commend the Pennsylvania State Police and all law enforcement involved for the swift resolution of this manhunt and for preventing any other residents from being harmed. I thank the troopers and their counterparts who worked through the night and put their lives on the line.
Trooper Weaver’s life and service to our commonwealth ended far too soon – may we never forget his sacrifice. Frances and I ask all Pennsylvanians to join us in keeping his wife, family, and fellow Troopers in our thoughts and prayers as they confront this horrific tragedy.”