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Sergeant David L. Distrola | Bradford City Police Department, Pennsylvania Bradford City Police Department, Pennsylvania

Sergeant

David L. Distrola

Bradford City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, December 23, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Fall

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Sergeant Distrola was killed when he fell from an overpass as he attempted to avoid being struck by another car. He was investigating an accident on the Route 219 bypass when another vehicle lost control on ice and started to slide towards him. He fell over the edge overpass as he attempted to get out of the way.

Sergeant Distrola had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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This Day will forever Be etched in my mind and Heart.I was on the overpass with Dave on this Fateful day.we were just feet apart.Thank You Dave For the Knowledge and encouragement you gave to Me.Rest In Peace.

Kenneth Wygant Sgt retired
Bradford City Police
December 23, 2015

 

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