PA STATE TROOPERS ASSOCIATION CONDEMNS DECISION TO FIRE STATE TROOPER INVOLVED IN PHILADELPHIA TRAFFIC STOP

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President Stephen Polishan today condemned the decision by the Pennsylvania State Police to fire a trooper who conducted a March 2 Philadelphia traffic stop along Interstate 76: “This decision is reprehensible. This young trooper, on the job for only six months, deserved better from our department. The department’s leadership should…

Widows of Heroic Troopers Mack, Sisca Witness Their Killer Report To Prison

The widows of two Pennsylvania state troopers killed in the line of duty were on hand today as the woman convicted of their murders reported to prison to begin serving a sentence of up to 60 years in prison. On March 21, 2022, Troopers Martin Mack III and Branden Sisca were struck and killed, along…

PA STATE TROOPERS ASSOCIATION ELECTS STEPHEN POLISHAN AS 15th PRESIDENT

The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) today announced it has elected Lackawanna County native Sgt. Stephen Polishan as president. Polishan will serve a three-year term for the PSTA, which represents over 4,400 state police troopers. Polishan is the 15th PSTA president since the organization was formed in 1962. Enlisting with the Pennsylvania State Police in…

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association Annual Toy Drive

On December 13th, the PSTA Board of Directors were able to yet again load a tractor-trailer with new and unwrapped toys. These toys will benefit families across the Commonwealth this Holiday season. From October thru December the new and unwrapped toy’s are collected at local State Police Stations and office buildings. The PSTA would like…

PSTA COMMENDS GOV. SHAPIRO, GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR INCREASING PA STATE POLICE TROOPER COMPLEMENT BY 100 TROOPERS

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy issued the following statement on Gov. Josh Shapiro and the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s efforts to pass and sign House Bill 1300 into law, which provides for a 100 trooper increase in the commonwealth’s complement – the first increase in the Pennsylvania State Police complement since 2001. “Gov….

2023 Interstate Route 84 Fallen Trooper Memorial

On October 25, 2023 the PSTA honored those who have made the ultimate sacrifice at the Interstate Route 84 Fallen Trooper Memorial Highway Welcome Center, located in Matamoras Pennsylvania. This year the names of three fallen Troopers were added to the wall. Trooper Martin Mack III; Trooper Branden Sisca; and Trooper Jacques Rougeau, Jr. We…

PSTA PROVIDES INFORMATION ON CHARITIES TO HELP FAMILIES OF HEROIC TROOPERS SLAIN, INJURED THIS WEEKEND

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) wants to provide information to the public on two charities for anyone wishing to help the families of Trooper Jacques F. Rougeau Jr. and Lt. James A. Wagner. Trooper Rougeau was killed and Lt. Wagner injured Saturday during separate encounters with a shooter in Juniata County. Donations can be sent…

PSTA ISSUES STATEMENT ON SHOOTING OF TWO TROOPERS

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy today issued the following statement on the shooting that killed one Trooper and severely injured another. “Pennsylvania has lost one hero while another fights for his life. The bravery of these Troopers and their loved ones will stay in our hearts forever.” #             #             #

PSTA ISSUES STATEMENT ON 2023-24 SHAPIRO BUDGET PROPOSAL

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy issued the following statement on today’s 2023-24 budget proposal from Gov. Josh Shapiro: “Gov. Shapiro recognizes the first duty of government is the safety of its citizens. We would like to commend him for providing a dedicated funding stream for the Pennsylvania State Police and proposing four…

Lancaster County trooper killed by escaped murderer 50 years ago remembered in anniversary memorial

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