PA flags will be flown at half-staff for slain federal prison guard

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 1, 2013 12:59 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett is ordering flags at certain state buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor a guard killed this week inside a federal prison.

He's announced the measure to honor Eric Williams, saying it would remain in effect until sundown on Saturday, the day of Williams' funeral. It applies to buildings in the Capitol complex in Harrisburg, as well as state facilities in Luzerne County, where Williams lived.

The 34-year-old was killed Monday night while on duty at the Canaan Federal Penitentiary in Wayne County.

Officials say an unnamed inmate attacked Williams, who suffered head and neck injuries. No one has been charged.

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