Hometown Heros: Fallen State Troopers

By John Clay

Published 12/12 2013 11:52PM

Updated 12/12 2013 11:58PM

Between 1906 and 2012, there have been 94 Pennsylvania State Police killed in the line of duty. Every year during this week State Police ask residents to take a moment to remember those fallen troopers. In our Hometown Hero segment, we recognize 4 of those State Police that were working in our region when they were killed.

Corporal John S. Valent worked in the Hollidaysburg barracks.
This U.S. Navy veteran served during World War II.
July 22nd of 1971, he was shot and killed by a man who was in the back of his patrol car.

Trooper John A. Andrulewicz worked in the State College office when he was killed in a crash on May 9th, 1988.
He lost control of his vehicle along route 45 in Haines Township, Centre County.

Arthur L. Hershey was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the crime section supervisor in Bedford when he was killed January 3rd, 1999. He was hit by an out of control vehicle along the turnpike in Fulton county.

Joseph J. Sepp, jr. Was based out of the Ebensburg barracks. On November 10th, 2002, he was shot and killed by a fleeing suspect in a high speed chase in Ebensburg.

State Police ask that this week, you add a blue light to your Christmas decorations in honor of all fallen troopers around the nation.

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