Flags ordered lowered for Rep. Pettalia; memorial is Friday

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Rick Snyder has ordered that flags be lowered on Friday. The order covers the state Capitol complex and within the northern Michigan legislative district of a lawmaker who was killed in a traffic accident.

Flags will be lowered to half-staff for third-term Republican Representative Peter Pettalia. He died Monday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Presque Isle Lighthouse.

Pettalia’s 106th House District includes all or parts of five counties along Lake Huron in the northeastern Lower Peninsula.

Snyder says an outpouring of condolences for Pettalia from across Michigan “show how much his commitment to public service was respected and how much he will be missed.”

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