Letter: Gov. Wolf Owes All Law Enforcement and Their Families An Apology

Dear Legislator: Thank you for your service to our commonwealth. I want to bring to your attention a recent letter by Gov. Tom Wolf to all state employees marking Juneteenth as a state holiday of service. On Friday, he wrote: “Juneteenth is a celebration of the progress we have made as a nation towards equality…

PA State Troopers Association Issues Statement on Wolf Administration Refusal to Prioritize Troopers for Vaccination

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy today issued the following statement on the Wolf administration’s refusal to prioritize the COVID19 vaccination of Troopers: “There are only 4,300 state troopers in Pennsylvania, but they are responsible for patrolling over 85% of our commonwealth. Thus far, over 700 troopers have been infected with nearly 1,000…

Letter of Support to FOP Lodge #5

Trooper Donald C. Brackett

On May 18, 2019, Trooper Donald C. Brackett died in the line of duty, having served our commonwealth as a Trooper for nearly two decades. He previously served our nation as a U.S. Marine. He is a hero who will live in our hearts forever.  Since that day, Trooper Brackett’s family has suffered immeasurably as…

Letter of Appreciation: Trooper Gary S. KNOTT

Trooper Gary S. KNOTTPA State Police Bureau of Criminal InvestigationDrug Law Enforcement DivisionWestern Shield Unit826 Franklin Road Mercer, PA 16137 As public servants, we don’t often find ourselves in a position to help our own brothers and sisters as much as we help the citizens in our communities. This wasn’t the case on December 27,…

Trooper Monty R. Mitchell

“Our deepest condolences and prayers go to the family of Trooper Monty R. Mitchell. Trooper Mitchell is a hero who worked tirelessly to keep the citizens of our commonwealth safe. He deserves our gratitude and recognition for answering the call to protect and serve. We will forever honor his service, sacrifice and memory.” On February…

PA State Troopers Association Issues Statement on Wolf Administration Decision to Vaccinate Cigarette Smokers Before Troopers

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy today issued the following statement on the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s decision to vaccinate smokers before first responders, including Troopers: “I understand this decision comes at the recommendation of the CDC, but our commonwealth should reject this and place a higher priority on vaccinating first responders, who…

PSTA Issues Statement on Resignation of United States Attorney William M. McSwain

“During the May riots in Philadelphia, while others ignored criminal activity, Bill McSwain defended law and order by prosecuting people who damaged state police vehicles. We also thank him for seeking justice for victims by holding violent criminals accountable. His leadership as a United States Attorney in the Eastern District will be sorely missed. On…

PA State Troopers Association Issues Statement on Unrest in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy today issued the following statement on the tragedy that took place this week in Philadelphia: “The tragedy that happened this week in Philadelphia is yet another sad example of a failed mental health system in Pennsylvania. Mr. Wallace should have been in treatment. Instead, two honorable police…

History and Tradition are a Large Part of Who We Are

The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association exists to help protect those who protect us, and to serve those who serve the commonwealth.

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