Print

News >> Browse Articles >> Officer Down News

-57

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.

Other Top News:


-57
  • Photo_user_blank_big

    chick_ingray

    over 4 years ago

    18 Comments

    RIP Trooper Richey

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP Brother. You were a hero. My sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of this fine officer.

  • 1asteriskshield_ezr_max50

    ajsdaddyBPD

    over 4 years ago

    3078 Comments

    RIP brother, we have the watch.

  • Iii_max50

    ill_taze_u_bro

    over 4 years ago

    2844 Comments

    Rest in peace brother.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    R.I.P Tpr. Richey !!!!

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP Brother we have the watch. Prayers to the family.

  • Goatface_max50

    Gtoli

    over 4 years ago

    1244 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother Richey. This year is not starting off well at all. I can only pray it gets better.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I definately agree with fplasencia, was thinking the same thing while reading the other posts here today. I am at an extreme loss for words, rest in peace just doesn't quite cover it.

  • Picture_008_max50

    wildsoldier

    over 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    RIP Brother in arms... You will be greatly missed.. Prayers go out to the family and friends of this brave soldier of the law.....

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP Trooper

  • Gcpoms_max50

    jakester

    over 4 years ago

    1148 Comments

    IN HONORE CASORUM

  • Sparkle_girl_max50

    Katz

    over 4 years ago

    8260 Comments

    Another tragedy, terrible start for the New Year. I pray for his family, especially the children, that touches my heart so...to know they have to grow up without their Dad. It's just heart breaking..RIP Trooper Richey, thank you for serving so unselfishly..you will be missed greatly.

  • Sg_max50

    elaken

    over 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    I must say, I never realized how often officers lose their lives serving their communities. Good speed Trooper Richey. Stay safe out there guys and gals.

  • 14600_10200352713679693_171098802_n_max50

    ImpdsAngel

    over 4 years ago

    3140 Comments

    rip trooper.thoughts and prayers out to your friends and family

  • Screen_shot_2011-04-10_at_8

    T_9

    over 4 years ago

    5668 Comments

    This year has started off very deadly for law enforcement. I pray for Trooper Richey, his family and his department.

PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a criminal justice degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.

Recent Activity

Pdp_pics_006_max30
craigw commented on: craigw's photo: "Be A Scout Indy car", less than a minute ago.
Pdp_pics_006_max30
craigw commented on: craigw's photo: "Randy White2", 1 minute ago.
Pdp_pics_006_max30
craigw commented on: "Arnita Bristol", 3 minutes ago.
Pdp_pics_006_max30
craigw commented on: "Cassandra Marie", 4 minutes ago.
Pdp_pics_006_max30
craigw commented on: "Nicole Lawler", 7 minutes ago.