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Trooper Bruce Clark Rankin | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper

Bruce Clark Rankin

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 25, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years, 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

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Trooper Bruce Rankin was killed when his unmarked cruiser was struck by a tractor-trailer which jumped across the median of Route 119 in Greensburg. Trooper Rankin was pinned in the wreckage of his cruiser and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trooper Rankin had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his fiancee.

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Bruce was my cousin. He was a fine young man and I still miss him. His death came just a few weeks before he was to be married.

David Illig

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February 28, 2017

 

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