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Penn. State Trooper Fatally Shot at Domestic

Penn. State Trooper Fatally Shot at Domestic

Pennsylvania State Police Press Release

January 13, 2010

Tpr. Paul G. Richey, 40, a 16-year-veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police, died Jan. 13, as the result of a gunshot wound suffered during an incident in Cranberry Twp., Venango County.

Tpr. Richey was assigned to the Patrol Unit at Troop E, Franklin.

Richey and Tpr. Jason Whitman responded to a call at approximately 11:34 a.m. regarding a domestic incident in the 100 block of Bredinsburg Road, Cranberry Twp., Venango County.

The troopers arrived at the scene at approximately 11:45 a.m. After getting out of their vehicles, Tpr. Richey was hit with a shot fired from the residence. Additional troopers responded and Tpr. Richey was removed from the scene.

Related: Pa. Shooter Found Dead in Home

“Tpr. Richey sacrificed his life rather than swerve from the path of duty,” said State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski. "We will not forget his service or his sacrifice.

Tpr. Richey, of Franlkin, PA, enlisted in the State Police on May 17, 1993. He graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey on Nov. 10, 1993, and was assigned to Troop F, Milton. He transferred to Troop E, Corry, on Oct. 19, 1996, and to the Franklin station on May 17, 1997.

Among Tpr. Richey’s survivors are his widow, Carrie; a son, Connor, 9; and a daughter, Catherine, 6.

Tpr. Richey is the 93rd member of the department to die in the line of duty since the establishment of the State Police in 1905. His death came slightly more than seven months after the shooting death of Tpr. Joshua D. Miller of Troop N, Swiftwater, who was killed during the rescue of a kidnapped child on June 7, 2009, in Monroe County.

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    ERIC4536

    over 4 years ago

    534 Comments

    TWO YOUNG CHILDREN, AND A WIDOW. HOW SAD. OUR PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY

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    cstealth007

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    God rest his soul. Our hearts go out to his family. His spirit will live on as a hero and he will continue to serve God as an angel.

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    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    God Bless Leo Richey and his family.

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    jortives1969

    over 4 years ago

    1686 Comments

    R.I.P

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    charlottedude120

    over 4 years ago

    228 Comments

    RIP MY BROTHER

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace

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    tbailes182

    over 4 years ago

    540 Comments

    Rest in Peace Trooper Richet. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

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    RKEENAN

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    A PART OF AMERICA DIED....

    Somebody killed a policeman today .... And a part of America died…. A piece of our country he swore to protect .... Will be buried with him at his side.... The beat that he walked was a battlefield too,.... Just as if he had gone off to war, .... Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast .... To his name they will add a gold star.... The suspect that shot him will stand up in court .... With counsel demanding his rights,.... While a young widowed mother must work for her kids .... And spend many long, lonely nights... .. Yes, somebody killed a policeman today…. Maybe in your town or mine,.... While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors.... A cop put his life on the line.... Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street, .... And he stands at each new rookie's side; .... He answered the call… of himself gave his all,....
    And a part of America died.

    RIP Trooper Richey.

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    atlantapd87

    over 4 years ago

    446 Comments

    so sad, R. I. P. Trooper Richey. Your service will never be forgotten.

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    jmax

    over 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    RIP Brother Richey

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    Kahunacop

    over 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    May God hold all your loved ones close in this time of pain!
    May you rest in peace and thank you for all you have sacrificed for your fellow man!
    Aloha Nui Loa

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    rodneyirvin

    over 4 years ago

    310 Comments

    Rest in Peace keeper of the peace.

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    SULLYMAN

    over 4 years ago

    492 Comments

    R.I.P. TROOPER

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    dhw

    over 4 years ago

    604 Comments

    God bless family, friends, fellow officers.
    Chief D. Whiteley, P.B. Mo.

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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    RIP trooper this is just getting out of hand lately....May your family and friends have peace knowing you did the job you love and paid the ultimate price as a hero....

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