Trooper Stephen R. Gyurke

Trooper Stephen R. Gyurke

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1958

Stephen R. Gyurke

Trooper Gyurke was succumbed to injuries sustained when he was struck by a tractor trailer several days earlier. Trooper Gyurke had stopped another tractor trailer for a traffic violation on a stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County. He was talking to the driver when he was struck.

Both of Trooper Gyurke's legs had to be amputated above the knees before he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the semi that struck him received a suspended sentence after pleading no defense in the case.

Trooper Gyurke had served with the agency for just under four years and was assigned to Troop B-2. He was also a US Army veteran. He was survived by his wife, mother and several siblings, one of whom was also a state trooper.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years, 10 months
  • Badge 606
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 21, 1958

traffic stop

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Trooper Gyurke,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2018

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