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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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    luke3302

    over 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    Rest in Peace. May god watch over your family.

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    ssciaretta

    over 4 years ago

    258 Comments

    Rest In Peace my brother, our thoughts go out to your family and friends.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP DEAR OFFICER.

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    sgt457

    over 4 years ago

    1204 Comments

    Rest in Peace, Trooper.

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    bat001

    over 4 years ago

    82 Comments

    Rest peacefully Trooper. Keep'em safe upstairs.

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    Slicktop87

    over 4 years ago

    248 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    nlcrsn

    over 4 years ago

    228 Comments

    May God bless his family. RIP brother.

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    ajb324

    over 4 years ago

    348 Comments

    Rest now brother, your work on earth is done...

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    policeryan

    over 4 years ago

    852 Comments

    RIP brother may you walk the golden beat now.

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    over 4 years ago

    2484 Comments

    RIP Brother on behalf of the Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team E.D. Pennsylvania , you and your family are in our prayers Thank you for your service thank you for your sacrifice!

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    zipytph

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Rest In Peace my brother, our thoughts go out to your family and friends

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    mkiprotection

    over 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    RIP and prayers to the family

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP. My prayers go out to your family and friends.

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    IowaNinersFan

    over 4 years ago

    20822 Comments

    RIP Trooper Richey.

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    chrissanders

    over 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    RIP Officer Richey. Your service is greatly appreciated. You will never be forgotten.

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