State Police Commissioner Issues Statement on Fatal Shooting of Trooper David Kedra

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Blooming Grove – State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan  released the following statement regarding the fatal shooting Tuesday evening of a Pennsylvania State Trooper:

“It’s with an extremely heavy heart and deep sorrow that I announce the tragic death of Trooper David Kedra of Troop K, Skippack station.

“Trooper Kedra was fatally wounded today after being shot in the chest during a training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex in Conshohocken, PA around 4:45 p.m. Trooper Kedra, age 26, had been a member of the Pennsylvania State Police since June 18, 2012.

“He died serving the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police mourn his loss and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

“Trooper Kedra is the 96th member of the state police to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the Pennsylvania State Police.”

This incident is being investigated jointly by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office – no further information can be released at this time.

For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.state.pa.us.