Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 7 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Died in prison
Trooper Gary Rosenberger was shot nine times and killed while performing an undercover narcotics investigation. His body was found in a stream in Old Lycoming Township. One suspect was arrested and charged with his murder.
The 19 year old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison May 5, 1972. On January 1, 1978, he was attacked and stabbed 15 times by two inmates at Western Penitentiary. He died from his wounds April 18, 1978.
Trooper Rosenberger had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for almost two years. He is survived by his wife, Molly, and infant daughter, Nicole. He is buried in Paxtang Memorial Cemetery.