UPDATE: State Police Say Suspect in Fatal Trooper Shooting is Dead

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HUNTINGDON COUNTY  — According to authorities, the man accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper  Friday evening in central Pennsylvania is now dead.

State Police released that information on its Twitter page Saturday morning.

According to authorities, 32 year old Jason Robison of Hesston shot and killed Trooper Landon Weaver, who was investigating a domestic-related incident at a home outside Altoona Friday evening.

A search for Robison followed the deadly shooting.

Weaver who is from Blair County enlisted as a state trooper in December 2015 and is the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty.

Gov. Tom Wolf offered his condolences in a statement released Friday, “Landon will always be remembered for his bravery, his sacrifice, and his willingness to serve.”

The governor has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex, at Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen Pennsylvania State Police Trooper, Landon Weaver.

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Trooper Landon Weaver

 

36 comments

  • ivan the so so

    John seems to be the only on to articulate the situation with any reason. All reason for that matter. If you wonder where your tax dollars go to, check yourself, your children and grand children. Do any of the “whiners” look at yourselves and your spawn?? DONT EVEN bring up tax expense or cost unless YOU ACTUALLY PAY TAXES! ALL societies depend on laws to keep civil behavior in society. Look at why you think murder is socially acceptable. Did you vote for your tRump thinking this lib will keep your gun rights? Think again. America IS bigger than the “lily white welfare” mountain tops of Pennsylvania. Trust us on that one.

  • John K Baughman

    The murder of any police officer (or civilian) is a senseless tragedy. This was a young man. with a year of experience, a new bride, who just graduated college, embarking on what should have been a bright full life together.

    The suspect was known to police, with a dozen arrest in the past decade, with a violent past, who has posted police hate material on his Facebook page, who was out on bail, and who was violating a restraining order. Why would State Police send a ROOKIE to respond to a know criminal, WITHOUT BACKUP, AFTER DARK.

    The State Police are and have been understaffed to save Pennsylvanian a couple of tax dollars each. The responsibility for the under staffing rests squarely on the shoulders the state legislators. The under staffing of the PSP will continue to put heroic officers, of all degrees of experience, at risk every day.

    Regardless of under staffing, unless there were multiple emergencies at the same time, in light of the recent environment police have had to work in nationally, no officer should be responding to a potentially dangerous situation without adequate back up. And EVERY domestic dispute call, particularly after dark, is dangerous. We owe every police officer, and this young man’s memory, the resources to allow them to come home safely to their loved ones.

  • Robert J Mills

    Glad this piece of trash is dead, seeing as how he was a coward I am betting he took his own life. Good riddance.

    • cleo gabor

      We want to know how bullets were fired. Brothers before others, but they get paid with public money.

      • #copwatcher.com

        Your are so right Gabor. These cops (and I use that term loosely) are required to give the citizens of Pa. a detailed report. I will be checking for press releases on an hourly basis.

    • 320thmps

      Not me.. I hope they turned him into a piece of swiss cheese. I am tired of having to watch police officers apologize for doing their jobs in this country… Enough is enough..

      • WTH

        Just one of many malignant-narcissistic-attention-seeking-psychopathic-trolls. that’s all they got going for themselves; a depraved mind. Too bad, so sad.

  • Malley

    This has got to stop! Shooting law enforcement has become too commonplace. Something we can thank that anti American, in the White house who, every time there is a shooting involving the police is quick to respond with comments denigrating the police, even before the facts are investigated. Thank God there is going to be a turnaround soon.

  • magicmikexxsm

    Jason Robison, 32,…….Dirt bag hope you die in a hail of bullets….because you suck as a human, you kill the poor guy coming to see what’s going on in your house….

  • Thugs

    Yes mr wolf and your people’s and for sure our outgoing presidents anti police movement is the reason there is no respect for law enforcement! May you R.I.P Trooper Landon Weaver

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