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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

State Trooper Killed Today Answering Domestic Call

PSP Releases Trooper's Name

Paul Richey survived by wife, 2 young children

Police have released more information about the state trooper shot and killed this morning near Oil City.

40-year-old Trooper Paul G. Richey was a 16-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police and was assigned to the Patrol Unit at Troop E in Franklin.

Richey and Trooper Jason Whitman responded to a call at 11:34 this morning regarding a domestic incident on Bredinsburg Road in Cranberry Township. The troopers arrived at the scene at about 11:45 a.m. After getting out of their vehicles, Richey was hit with a shot fired from the house. Additional troopers responded and Richey was removed from the scene.

A state police Special Emergency Response Team is on the scene and the incident remains open.

"Trooper Richey sacrificecd his life rather than swerve from the path of duty," State Police Commissioner Frank Pawlowski said in a news release. "We will not forget his service or his sacrifice."

Richey enlisted in the state police on May 17, 1993. He graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey on November 10, 1993, and was assigned to Troop F, Milton. He transferred to Troop E, Corry, on October 19, 1996, and to the Franklin station on May 17, 1997.

Among the survivors are his wife, Camie; a son, Connor, 9: and a daughter, Catherine, 6.
Posted by Anne at 1490 NewsBlog


Anonymous said...

This is so very sad, thank you for your years of service to the Commonwealth of PA. The family are in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for this families loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you .

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with his family and friends.

Anonymous said...

This is truly tragic.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of Trooper Richey. This is very sad. Hope they get the one who did this. Rest In Peace.

Anonymous said...

Let us never forget who true heroes are, the men and women who put their lives in danger for our safety every day.

Anonymous said...

It is too bad the ones responding to a call end up needing the help.
Our prayers are with the troopers family.

Anonymous said...

are prayers are with his family and friends..Let us never forget true heroes..R.I.P..