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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Annual Troopers Helping Troopers Hockey Tournament held January 14-15, 2023

      The annual Troopers Helping Troopers 2023 Hockey Tournament was held on January 14-15, 2023.  The Hockey Tournament is sponsored by Travel Champs, Hershey Bears, Dauphin County Commissioners, PSECU, PSTA, PSP Civics Association, and Eastern PA Hockey.       Troopers Helping Troopers Foundation is an organization that assists law enforcement families in times of need.  The…


Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy today issued the following statement on the nomination of State Police Maj. Christopher Paris as the next commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police: “The PSTA is proud Gov.-Elect Josh Shapiro has nominated one of our own to be the next leader of the first and finest law…


Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy today issued the following statement on the deadly rampage in Jordan Township: “Today, our Troopers put their own lives in jeopardy to protect a community in grave danger. The training and quick thinking of our Troopers protected more senseless loss of life in Jordan Township and the…

Northeast Retiree Troopers Association makes 2nd donation to Gray Nation

James Slocum, from the Northeast Retiree Troopers Association presented Samuel Nassan and Harry Dannehower, of Gray Nation, with a check for $7,500 during the State F.O.P Biennial Conference in Erie. This marks the second year in a row that the Association has made a sizeable donation to Gray Nation.

PSTA Condemns Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge’s Decision To Drop Murder Charges Against Woman Who Struck And Killed Two Troopers On Interstate 95

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy today issued the following statement on the decision by Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Karen Simmons to dismiss third-degree murder charges against a woman who struck and killed Trooper Martin Mack, Trooper Branden Sisca and a pedestrian on Interstate 95 in March: “Our investigators did an amazing job….

Police and Fireman’s Insurance makes donations

Before the PSTA presentation to the Cadet’s of the 163rd class, an Agent from Police and Fireman’s Insurance provided both Gray Nation and Troopers Helping Troopers Foundation with donation checks. PSTA Members can learn more about the Police and Fireman’s Insurance in the Discounts and Scholarships section found under the Member Tab.

PSTA Issues Statement on Tragic Deaths Of Troopers On Interstate 95

“Trooper Martin Mack and Branden Sisca died serving the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They are heroes, who will forever be honored by all those who recite the Pennsylvania State Police Call of Honor and serve as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. Our hearts, love and prayers go out to their loved ones. The PSTA…

PSTA Condemns Philadelphia DA Office for Dropping An Attempted Homicide Charge Against A Driver Accused Of Hitting Trooper Twice With Car

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy today condemned the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for dropping a charge of attempted homicide against a driver who allegedly ran over a state trooper twice after they found her passed out on Interstate 76 early Sunday morning. After consulting with the Philadelphia Charging Unit of the Philadelphia…