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Suspect in Death of PA State Trooper Shot and Killed

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Pennsyvania State Police

The suspect in the death of a Pennsylvania State Trooper was shot and killed Saturday morning in an altercation with police.

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Jason Robison, 32, of Hesston, Pennsylvania, was killed after refusing orders and making threats to officers during an encounter at an unoccupied mobile home not far from the site in Juniata Township, Pa., about 100 miles east of Pittsburgh. Not far from there, only about 150 miles west of Philadelphia was were Trooper Landon Weaver, 23, was fatally shot Friday night after responding to a reported violation of a protection-from-abuse order.

He had been arrested more than a dozen times in Huntingdon County, on charges that included making threats, assault, theft and driving on a revoked license. Robison last appeared in court only two weeks ago when he was released on theft and driving charges after posting $10,000 bail.

Weaver who became a trooper in 2015, is survived by his wife, the former Macy Gottshall. She was his high school sweetheart, and they married him in June, according to The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News.

He is the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty. He is also the 139th officer nationwide to die in the line of duty in 2016, the 63rd from gunfire, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement:

“Trooper Weaver’s life and service to our commonwealth ended far too soon. May we never forget his sacrifice. Frances and I ask all Pennsylvanians to join us in keeping his wife, family, and fellow troopers in our thoughts and prayers as they confront this horrific tragedy.”

All of our thoughts and prayers from everyone here at Hypeline News, are with Trooper Landon Weaver’s family and the entire Pennsylvania State Police Family after this horrific tragedy.

(h/t USA Today)

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