Trooper Gary Richard Rosenberger

Trooper Gary Richard Rosenberger

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, December 12, 1970

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Gary Richard Rosenberger

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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

narcotics , undercover

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I can still remember the day we got the phone call from my grandmother like it was yesterday I still think about him wondering what he would have been like,the time I knew him he was a wonderful person he was taken away to soon

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