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Pennsylvania State Police, PA

Pennsylvania State Police


Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Paul Garmong Richey
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Joshua Daniel Miller
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, June 7, 2009
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Corporal Joseph Raymond Pokorny, Jr.
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, December 12, 2005
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Brian Allen Patterson
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Friday, February 14, 2003
Cause: Electrocuted

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Joseph James Sepp, Jr.
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, November 10, 2002
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Tod C. Kelly
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Matthew R. Bond
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Friday, January 14, 2000
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Sergeant Arthur Lee Hershey
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, January 3, 1999
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Wayne David Bilheimer
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Wednesday, April 12, 1989
Cause: Aircraft accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Corporal Paul I. Almer
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Wednesday, April 12, 1989
Cause: Aircraft accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper John A. Andrulewicz
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, May 9, 1988
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Clinton Wayne Crawford
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, August 17, 1987
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Roark Herbert Ross
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Thursday, May 15, 1986
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper John J. Brown
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Thursday, February 14, 1985
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Gary William Fisher
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, February 3, 1985
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Frank Joseph Bowen
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Wednesday, October 26, 1983
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper William R. Evans
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Thursday, January 6, 1983
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, February 7, 1982
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper David D. Monahan
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Thursday, April 17, 1980
Cause: Vehicular assault

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Albert J. Izzo
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Wednesday, June 13, 1979
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Wayne Carl Ebert
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Wednesday, June 7, 1978
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Joseph John Welsch
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Tuesday, September 13, 1977
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Corporal Leo Michael Koscelnick
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, August 15, 1977
Cause: Vehicular assault

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Pennsylvania

Enforcement Officer II George R. Flinko
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
EOW: Sunday, March 14, 1976
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Pennsylvania

Enforcement Officer II Carl E. Hetrick
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
EOW: Saturday, March 16, 1974
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Ross Edmond Snowden
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Thursday, January 17, 1974
Cause: Aircraft accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Bruce Clark Rankin
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Wednesday, April 25, 1973
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Robert D. Lapp, Jr.
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, October 16, 1972
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Corporal John S. Valent
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Thursday, December 9, 1971
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Gary Richard Rosenberger
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Saturday, December 12, 1970
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Pennsylvania

Enforcement Officer II John F. Gibbons, Jr.
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
EOW: Tuesday, November 26, 1968
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Richard Gilbert Barnhart
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Saturday, August 8, 1964
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Sergeant Edward W. Gundel
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, March 18, 1962
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Anthony Bensch
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Tuesday, October 3, 1961
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Francis M. Tessitore
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Friday, August 5, 1960
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Stephen R. Gyurke
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, August 24, 1958
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Edward Mackiw
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Saturday, May 31, 1958
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Charles Stanley Stanski
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Thursday, January 23, 1958
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper Philip C. Melley
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, November 3, 1957
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Joseph F. McMillen
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, May 13, 1956
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Floyd Bruce Clouse
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, November 2, 1953
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private John A. Ditkosky
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, July 24, 1950
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

Private Dean N. Zeigler
Pennsylvania Motor Police
EOW: Saturday, October 17, 1942
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

Private Thomas P. Carey
Pennsylvania Motor Police
EOW: Tuesday, June 17, 1941
Cause: Exposure to toxins

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

Private George J. Yashur
Pennsylvania Motor Police
EOW: Monday, April 1, 1940
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

Private Frederick J. Sutton
Pennsylvania Motor Police
EOW: Wednesday, January 3, 1940
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

Corporal George Dewey Naughton
Pennsylvania Motor Police
EOW: Monday, January 30, 1939
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

Private Charles H. Craven
Pennsylvania Motor Police
EOW: Tuesday, October 11, 1938
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

Private Joseph M. Williams
Pennsylvania Motor Police
EOW: Saturday, October 8, 1938
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

Patrolman John D. Simoson
Pennsylvania Motor Police
EOW: Wednesday, December 1, 1937
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

Private John J. Broski
Pennsylvania Motor Police
EOW: Saturday, August 14, 1937
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Joseph A. Hoffer
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Tuesday, April 27, 1937
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private John E. Fessler
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Friday, April 23, 1937
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman J. Lee Clarke
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Monday, March 1, 1937
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Sergeant Joe B. Champion
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Wednesday, July 15, 1936
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Corporal Joseph L. Fulton
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Thursday, June 4, 1936
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Floyd William Maderia
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Tuesday, December 11, 1934
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Sergeant James A. Seerey
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, September 10, 1934
Cause: Animal related

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Herbert P. Brantlinger
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Sunday, September 3, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Charles E. Householder
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Sunday, August 20, 1933
Cause: Vehicular assault

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Joseph A. Conrad
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Tuesday, September 6, 1932
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Orville A. Mohring
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Friday, December 11, 1931
Cause: Vehicular assault

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Sergeant Timothy George McCarthy
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Tuesday, May 12, 1931
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Thomas Barnett Elder
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Sunday, March 22, 1931
Cause: Vehicular assault

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Charles L. Stewart
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Friday, July 18, 1930
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Arthur A. Koppenhaver
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Sunday, July 13, 1930
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Corporal Thomas E. Lawry
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Friday, January 31, 1930
Cause: Vehicular assault

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Corporal Brady Clemens Paul
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Friday, December 27, 1929
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Wells Cortright Hammond
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Monday, October 14, 1929
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Russell Theodore Swanson
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Friday, April 19, 1929
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman James Fenton "Jay" Proof
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Wednesday, August 29, 1928
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Andrew W. Miller
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Sunday, April 1, 1928
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Sharon C. Wible
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Monday, February 6, 1928
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Corporal Vincent Alphonso Hassen
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Tuesday, December 27, 1927
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private John T. Downey
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, August 22, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Sergeant John Marion Thomas
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, May 8, 1927
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Thomas Edward Lipka
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, April 3, 1927
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

Patrolman Martin Aloysius Hanahoe
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
EOW: Sunday, February 27, 1927
Cause: Vehicular assault

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Claude F. Keesey
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Tuesday, January 4, 1927
Cause: Automobile accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Bertram Beech
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Thursday, December 10, 1925
Cause: Struck by train

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Bernard St. Clair McElroy
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, December 21, 1924
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Sergeant Edwin F. Haas
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Friday, October 17, 1924
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Francis L. Haley
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Tuesday, October 14, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private William J. Omlor
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Thursday, October 25, 1923
Cause: Motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Corporal Benjamin F. "Ben" McEvoy
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Friday, September 21, 1923
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Stanley Webster Christ
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, December 1, 1919
Cause: Animal related

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private John Francis Dargus
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Friday, May 31, 1918
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Andrew W. Czap
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, April 28, 1918
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Robert V. Myers
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Friday, March 28, 1913
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private John Curtis "Jack" Smith
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Monday, August 23, 1909
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private John L. Williams
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, August 22, 1909
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private John Garscia
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, February 21, 1909
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Sergeant Mark A. Prynn
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Tuesday, February 9, 1909
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Timothy Kelleher
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Saturday, September 14, 1907
Cause: Stabbed

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private John F. Henry
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1906
Cause: Gunfire

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private Francis A. Zehringer
Pennsylvania State Police
EOW: Sunday, September 2, 1906
Cause: Gunfire

Line of Duty Deaths: 97

Aircraft accident: 3
Animal related: 2
Automobile accident: 19
Electrocuted: 1
Exposure to toxins: 1
Gunfire: 31
Gunfire (Accidental): 4
Motorcycle accident: 11
Stabbed: 1
Struck by train: 1
Struck by vehicle: 12
Vehicle pursuit: 4
Vehicular assault: 7

 

By Month

January: 10
February: 8
March: 6
April: 11
May: 7
June: 5
July: 4
August: 11
September: 8
October: 11
November: 5
December: 11

 

By Gender

Male: 97
Female: 0

 

 

Component Agencies

Divisions or absorbed agencies:

 

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, PA

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
Harrisburg, PA
Fallen officers: 3

Pennsylvania Motor Police, PA

Pennsylvania Motor Police
Harrisburg, PA
Fallen officers: 9

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, PA

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
Harrisburg, PA
Fallen officers: 18

 

 
 
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