Pennsylvania State Police officers came together Wednesday morning.
They were celebrating 113 years in service while also remembering the 98 Pennsylvania troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“We take an oath of office and we basically say that we will lay down our life,” Trooper Dave McGarvey, from PSP Hollidaysburg, said. “We obviously hope that we will never have to do that, but there are some troopers that have and we want to make sure they are remembered.”
Eric Weaver was in the crowd. His son, Landon, was killed in the line of duty back in December of 2016.
“Physically we can’t have him here,” Weaver mentioned. “I guess this is the second best thing because he will never be forgotten.”
The police family showing their support to the Weaver family. They placed flags and saluted the grave of the fallen trooper.
“Hopefully it will provide them with piece of mind knowing that their family member will not be forgotten and their ultimate sacrifice will be remembered forever,” McGarvey told us.
As officers read their call of honor, it showed no matter what, they’re always a family that’s proud to serve the community.
PSP was founded May 2, 1905.