State Police Memorial Ceremony May 2

Lawrence Park Township, Erie County, PA – Pennsylvania State Police Troop E will be
hosting a Pennsylvania State Police Memorial Day Ceremony on 05/02/2023 at 11:00 AM.
The location for the ceremony will be at the PA State Police Troop E Headquarters located at
4320 Iroquois Avenue, Erie, PA 16511. Media and the public are welcome to attend the event.
The purpose of this ceremony is to honor the departments fallen Troopers who have given the
ultimate sacrifice while serving the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In conjunction with the
remembrance, the Pennsylvania State Police will be celebrating its 118th Anniversary since
being established on May 02,1905 by Governor Samuel Pennypacker.

The Pennsylvania State Police have a Memorial Wall located at the Pennsylvania State Police
Academy in Hershey, PA to honor the fallen Troopers. There have been 102 names etched into
the wall since the creation of the Pennsylvania State Police in 1905. They are etched there not
only to represent the individual troopers who died in service to the commonwealth, but also the
sacrifices of family members and loved ones who suffered their loss. A list of the names that
are etched on the wall can be located at

Troop E would like to bring attention to 8 of the 102 Troopers who have fallen in the line of duty.
These eight Troopers were within Troop E jurisdiction during their untimely death and there is a
Memorial for these Troopers located at Troop E Headquarters.:

Private Sharon C. Wible – End of Watch: February 06, 1928
Patrolman Russell T. Swanson – End of Watch: April 19, 1929
Corporal Joseph L. Fulton – End of Watch: June 04, 1936
Private Joseph F. McMillen – End of Watch: May 13, 1956
Trooper Roark H. Ross – End of Watch: May 15, 1986
Trooper Matthew R. Bond – End of Watch: January 14, 2000
Trooper Brian A. Patterson – End of Watch: February 14, 2003
Trooper Paul G. Richey – End of Watch: January 13, 2010

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