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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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  • Wtc-eagle3-b_max50


    over 4 years ago


    RIP Trooper

  • N4139562294_683_max50


    over 4 years ago


    RIP my brother. I understand how fplasencia is feeling about writing this in the pass month. It is getting very dangerous out here with us in law enforcement.

  • Plmb2s3sk_max600_max50


    over 4 years ago


    RIP Brother.

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    over 4 years ago

    RIP Brother. Prayers for the department and the family

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother.

    P.S. I am so overwhelmed by writting "RIP" lately... I don't know what else to say.
    Stay safe out there... !!! Brothers and Sisters...
    Keep on the mind state of "better them than us" PLEASE...

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    over 4 years ago


    Rest in Peace Trooper Richey. I am stationed at Troop-F Milton lots of guys here worked with him and he will be missed by all!

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Rest in Peace Troper Richey. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Pennsylvania State Police.

  • Policememorial---a_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Rest in peace Trooper Richey, may God comfort the loved ones you leave behind.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago


    Our second tragic loss this year. "I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper, a soldier of the law.....and if need be, lay down my life, rather than swerve from the path of duty...." You lived the Call of Honor and paid the ultimate sacrifice. May God bless your family during this tragic time. Rest easy in knowing we PSP brothers will capture your murderer. You will get the justice you deserve. God speed.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago


    RIP prayers for your family and friends at such a sad time

  • 1211120858_max50


    over 4 years ago


    RIP, and may you be with God and he with your family

  • Ring_max50


    over 4 years ago


    My deepest sympathies to the Mrs. Richey, Connor, and Catherine. May the Lord embrace you during this most difficult time in your life and comfort you in the fact that your husband and father is in heaven and continues to watch over you. Rest well my brother

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