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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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    tjohnsonr18

    over 4 years ago

    290 Comments

    RIP Trooper Richey...My prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers...
    GOD BLESS

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP Trooper Richey...My prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers...

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    Kinder_mapp

    over 4 years ago

    4160 Comments

    Rest in Peace. Prayers to all the families. This has got to stop.

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    patrooper

    over 4 years ago

    110 Comments

    rest in piece tpr richey

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    nypd3527

    over 4 years ago

    262 Comments

    RIP. Another fallen brother just trying to do the right thing.

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    Cimmer

    over 4 years ago

    482 Comments

    RIP Tpr. Richey. Your service will NEVER be forgotten! May your family find peace in this tragic moment!! Makes me sick that this guy was waiting to shoot an LEO! Would love to know what happened to the suspect. Hopefully his family was also able to get out of that house.

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Rest In Peace Trooper Paul Richey, May the Lord grant comfort to your family, friends and fellow officers.

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    slicerguy1

    over 4 years ago

    82 Comments

    Rest in peace brother

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    Philj

    over 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    On a personal note:

    Thank You Trooper Richey, Your service will NEVER go unoticed that you will forever be known as a HERO!

    May GOD look after your soul, for eternity, and provide for your family.

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    Philj

    over 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    Our Heart and Prayers go out to Trooper Richeis family and friends.

    A Badge has fallen, and it is felt around the country and world. We are one! We Stand as one!

    " Everyday a Man / Woman puts on a uniform that they dreamed of wearing and wear it proudly, although every agency has a different uniform, its all the same, go ou,t get the bad guy, go home and be a Daddy/ Mommy."

    Our Heartfelt Sympathies to our fallen brothers family and friends.

    The Retiree's of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Headquartered in Baltrimore Maryland.

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    FireDad

    over 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Rest in Peace Tpr. Paul G. Richey. May God watch over your family. Thank you for your service..

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    patchboy

    over 4 years ago

    190 Comments

    This is heartbreaking news. A good man taken from his family by a piece of garbage. 2010 is off to a bad start for law enforcement, with 9 deaths already, in less than half the month. God bless Trooper Richey and his family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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    denise65

    over 4 years ago

    2712 Comments

    This just breaks my heart. It seems like we are seeing too many deaths lately. God Bless You Trooper Richey. I pray that your wife and your children are comforted in this time of need. God Bless you family, friends and LEO brothers and sisters.

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    AZmeangreen

    over 4 years ago

    2338 Comments

    Rest in peace brother.

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    clobster

    over 4 years ago

    1552 Comments

    I think the statistic is 20% or 25% of all officers who are killed in the line of duty have it happen during a domestic violence/dispute call. Please stay safe out there guys. RIP Trooper Richey.

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