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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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    TellerDep

    over 4 years ago

    2812 Comments

    Domestic violence calls and traffic stops the 2 most dangerous senrios a Police officer can face.Rest in Peace Brother.

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    kaalima

    over 4 years ago

    1748 Comments

    RIP.. May God be with the family, friends, and fellow trooopers. Lord, have mercy... Sad.

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    rickkd6

    over 4 years ago

    230 Comments

    God bless you trooper and your family and friends.

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    CadetAK

    over 4 years ago

    3428 Comments

    RIP....and may God comfort the family...

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    sheriff950

    over 4 years ago

    5372 Comments

    Rest in peace Trooper Richey... My thoughts and prayers go out to the family friends and coworkers...

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace Trooper Richey. Your dedication and service will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers will be with your friends and family during this difficult time.

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    Tim830

    over 4 years ago

    156 Comments

    RIP Tooper Richey. Thank you for your service

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    Froogsey

    over 4 years ago

    1338 Comments

    RIP.Thank you for your service. My thoughts are with your family and friends

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Rest In Peace, brother.

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    dslow

    over 4 years ago

    704 Comments

    Rest in peace Trooper Richey

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    sargeNcharge

    over 4 years ago

    584 Comments

    RIP BROTHER. may god bring comfort & peace to your family & rest assured your "other family"will march right with you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE OR FORGOTTEN.

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    StrykerBrig21

    over 4 years ago

    1008 Comments

    RIP. Job well done!! You will never be forgotten

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    CDTDAT

    over 4 years ago

    312 Comments

    R.I.P. Brother.

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    commando31642

    over 4 years ago

    1148 Comments

    R.I.P Brother We Will Pray for your Family that the Lord will give them Comfort.Hope they got the scumbag that got you.

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    batman2944

    over 4 years ago

    738 Comments

    Rest In Peace. May God bless and keep his family and department.

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