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Gov. Corbett releases statement on shootings of State Police Troopers

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Governor Tom Corbett issued the following statement on
shooting of Pennsylvania State Police trooper:

“Our prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues
of the Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed
in the line of duty Friday night outside the Blooming
Grove, Pike County, state police barracks. We are
praying as well, for the full recovery of his colleague
who was injured in the incident. “Every attack on an
officer of the law is an attack on our state, our country
and civilized society. The incident in Blooming Grove
shows, once again, that our first responders face
constant danger in order that the rest of us may live in
peace and safety. “At this time, State Police
Commissioner Frank Noonan and Pennsylvania State
Police troopers are working with local and other law
enforcement agencies to apprehend the person or
persons who carried out this cowardly act. We ask the
public to be patient as well as vigilant.”