By: Earnest Jones | 11-08-2017 | News
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Pennsylvania State Trooper In Critical Condition After Being Shot

A Pennsylvania State Trooper is in critical condition after a routine traffic stop turned deadly Tuesday. The trooper pulled over a vehicle in Plainfield Township and conducted a sobriety test with another trooper but when they attempted to arrest the driver he ran back to his vehicle and got a gun.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Troop M reports one trooper shot during traffic stop on Rt. 191, Plainfield Twp., Northampton County. More information to come as available.</p>&mdash; PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) <a href="">November 7, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The suspect then fired several shots striking the corporal three times. He was airlifted to St. Luke's Hospital where he is fighting for his life. Dozens of state troopers showed in support for their fallen brother outside the hospital. The wounded corporal has not been identified but is known to be a 12-year veteran of the force.

State Police Capt. Richard D’Ambrosio said, "He has a will to live, God willing he will pull through this. He’s out of surgery right now, he is an extremely critical condition but he is stable so we are very hopeful that he’s a little progress that he’s made in the last couple hours, I’m hopeful that it will continue."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Praying for the Pennsylvania State Police Trooper who was shot during a traffic stop this morning.</p>&mdash; Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) <a href="">November 7, 2017</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Praying for this trooper and their family. My thoughts are with all of the <a href="">@PAStatePolice</a>. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) <a href="">November 7, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf gave an official statement. “Frances and I are praying for this trooper, the family and every member of the Pennsylvania State Police. This senseless act of violence is a reminder of the sacrifices made daily by all our brave men and women in uniform. Across Pennsylvania, our troopers are keeping communities safe by putting themselves in harm’s way. We must never forget that. I ask all Pennsylvanians to join us in keeping all those affected, especially the corporal, in their thoughts today."

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Anonymous No. 11338 2017-11-08 : 07:20

Thank you for your service, may this officer return to full health as soon as possible!

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