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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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    FBD183

    over 4 years ago

    728 Comments

    Rest In Peace Trooper

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    creekcop

    over 4 years ago

    1056 Comments

    This is so sad.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP

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    sheriff32

    over 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Richey's family, friends and the Pennsylvania State Police. Thank you and may God grant everyone peace, during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, You will never be forgotten.

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    rsprinkle44

    over 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    RIP.... ALL OF MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY DURING THIS TIME.... AMBUSHED GOOD LORD.... SITTING HERE IN MY MARKED PATROL UNIT WRITING THIS COMMENT I AM WATCHING MY BACK....

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    Chapman38

    over 4 years ago

    622 Comments

    RIP Trooper Richey... Thank you for your 16 years of service.

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    GENEHILLEN

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    RIP BROTHER MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY.

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    rmstone

    over 4 years ago

    5122 Comments

    Rest In Peace Trooper Richey. My prayers go out to you, your family, friends and fellow Troopers. My God Watch Over You!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP Trooper

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    hbg522

    over 4 years ago

    7006 Comments

    R.I.P. Trooper Rickey

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    daltonsp

    over 4 years ago

    382 Comments

    I pray God will comfort the family and friends of the trooper

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP Trooper

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIIP, another sad day in lae enforcement, my thoughts and prayers go out to your family AND CO WORKERS/FRIENDS.

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    wiseass0282

    over 4 years ago

    10986 Comments

    RIP Tpr. Richey

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    JohnsonDa

    over 4 years ago

    346 Comments

    RIP Trooper Richey, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Thank you for your dedicated service and the ultimate sacrifice.

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