Trooper Joseph John Welsch

Trooper Joseph John Welsch

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 1977

Joseph John Welsch

Trooper Joseph Welsch was shot and killed and a Pennsylvania State Constable was wounded when they attempted to serve a warrant on a man in Tioga County. As they approached the suspect at his home to arrest him, the suspect drew a gun and shot both officers.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on March 15, 1978.

Trooper Welsch had served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and had been with the Pennsylvania State Police for almost five years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years, 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

warrant

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 14, 2017

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