HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds in Snyder County to immediately be flown at half-staff in honor of firefighter Phillip C. Ginter of the Rescue Hose Co., Beavertown, who died Sunday in the line of duty.

According to a social media post by the fire department, Ginter died of a medical condition early Sunday morning while assisting at a tanker fill site during a large fire incident in West Beaver Township.

The commonwealth flag has flown at half-staff since Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in honor of the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and should continue to fly at half-staff until further notice. The United States flag is to remain at full-staff.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in the tribute.

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