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Trooper Ronald L. Carey | Delaware State Police, Delaware Delaware State Police, Delaware

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Ronald L. Carey

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 5, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 69

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Pennsylvania

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Trooper Carey and Trooper David Yarrington were shot and killed in Pennsylvania by the female accomplice of a suspect they were struggling with. The troopers were investigating an armed robbery when they noticed a suspicious vehicle at a nearby hotel over the state line. When they began to investigate the vehicle they became engaged in a struggle with the male suspect. During the struggle the female accomplice shot both troopers.

The two suspects fled and the male suspect was later shot and killed by Maryland State Troopers. The female suspect was returned to Pennsylvania where she was sentenced to death. Her sentence was later commuted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to life in prison.

Trooper Carey served with the Delaware State Police for two and a half years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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