UPDATED: Governor Wolf Statement on Wounded Pennsylvania State Police Trooper

November 24, 2015

Updated: November 24, 2015, 3:58 PM
Updated: November 24, 2015, 1:48 PM
Posted: November 24, 2015, 10:36 AM

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following video, speaking about the wounding in the line of duty of Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Patrick Casey in Philadelphia.

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Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police has confirmed that two suspects, including the shooter, have been apprehended and are in police custody. The injured trooper remains in good condition at Hahnemann Hospital. The investigation remains open.

The Governor has received updates from Acting PSP Commissioner Tyree Blocker throughout the morning. PSP expects to provide an update to the media outside the hospital in the near future.

PennDOT reports that the eastbound and westbound I-76 travel lanes have reopened to traffic but the ramps from I-76 to I-676 remain closed. I-676 East remains closed from I-76 to I-95. The ramp from I-95 South to I-676 West has been reopened but the northbound ramp off I-95 to I-676 West is still closed. Drivers are encouraged to detour around I-676 and use I-95 or another alternative route to get to Center City Philadelphia.

Governor Wolf earlier this afternoon spoke with Trooper Patrick Casey of Troop K in Philadelphia by phone while he recovered with his family by his side at Hahnemann Hospital. The Governor thanked Trooper Casey for willingness to serve and put himself in harm’s way. Trooper Casey was in good spirits and spoke with the Governor about the upcoming holiday. The Governor was glad to hear that Trooper Casey believes he will be able to be home with his family for Thanksgiving.

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Harrisburg, PA – Following a shooting in Philadelphia today that wounded a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper, Governor Wolf released the following statement:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Pennsylvania State Police Trooper shot on Interstate 676 in the line of duty today. I received an update from Acting Commissioner Blocker a short time ago and I am relieved to learn that the Trooper is in stable condition at a hospital in Philadelphia. Our men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line each day to protect us, and we owe them a debt of gratitude. The shooter was swiftly taken into custody by the Pennsylvania State Police. No further details are available at this time.”

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