Trooper David C. Yarrington

Trooper David C. Yarrington

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Thursday, January 6, 1972

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David C. Yarrington

Trooper Yarrington and Trooper Ronald Carey 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 Yarrington had served with the agency for just under 3 years.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 170

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Pennsylvania
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 5, 1972
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I was just 15 years of age when this tragedy occurred. It was senseless then and still is. I am only a civilian, never in law enforcement. I am paying my respects as I am slice today because of you and your partner or I would like to believe that. Thanks for your service and God Bless sleep well in heaven.

God Bless Rest In Peace

May 3, 2020

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