Pennsylvania state Trooper Landon Weaver was a newlywed, married in June, and he was in the early stages of a career in law enforcement.
The 23-year-old trooper — who served for just over a year with state police at Huntingdon — was killed in the line of duty Friday evening while responding to a domestic complaint.
The suspect, Jason Robison, was shot and killed after making threats to police who located him Saturday morning, authorities said.
Weaver’s death, the 97th state trooper to be killed in the line of duty, caused both the law enforcement and local community to mourn together via social media.
“Words can’t express the sorrow and grief we feel for the family of Trooper Weaver,” Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge President Les Neri said. “His tragic passing is a reminder of the dangers that the men and women in law enforcement face each and every day. We will always remember his passion, dedication and sacrifice. We join with the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association in praying for the safety of those who continue to protect our commonwealth’s communities.”
Gov. Tom Wolf in a statement said Weaver will be remembered for “his bravery, his sacrifice, and his willingness to serve.”
The Altoona Police Department posted on Facebook in the early hours of the investigation.
“We here at the Altoona Police Department would like to ask everyone to Keep the Pennsylvania State Police in their thoughts and prayers,” the post said.
The Spring Township Police Department expressed its condolences…
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