Trooper Dung X. Martinez in Line of duty Death

Trooper Dung X. Martinez had been hospitalized due to Covid exposure and subsequently died at approximately 1018 hours, on October 21, 2021.Trooper Martinez enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in April 2000. He was assigned to Troop T, King of Prussia at the time of his death. He had also been assigned to Troop K,…

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…

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…

PSTA pays their final respects to retired Cpl. Michael Evelock

This week, members of the PSTA, Troop L, Troop K and Troop P and the Ceremonial Unit paid their final respects to retired Cpl. Michael Evelock. Cpl. Evelock was a dedicated public servant who served our country as a United States Marine before joining the Pennsylvania State Police. We’ll always remember his service to the…

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