Pennsylvania State Trooper Dies in Accident
State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced the tragic death of 47-year-old Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble of Troop D, Beaver Station after he was killed in an automobile wreck last Thursday. Coble was on duty Oct. 4 when he was struck by a semi at 10 a.m. at Black Hawk Road near Route 168 in South Beaver Township.
According to news reports, Coble’s patrol car was struck by the tractor-trailer when the truck driver went through a stop sign at the intersection. No charges have been filed against the driver of the truck, who has been cooperating with investigators, state police said.
In a press release announcing Coble’s death, Noonan said:
“He [Coble] died serving the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police mourn his loss and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Trooper Coble is the 94th member of the state police to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the Pennsylvania State Police.”
Officer Down reports Trooper Coble was preparing for retirement after having served 23 years with the Pennsylvania State Police. He is survived by his wife and two children. His wife serves as a dispatcher for the police department.
Five Pennsylvania law enforcement officers have died this year. Coble and another officer died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Two officers died from gunshot wounds, and one other officer died from complications of a surgery needed to repair injuries he sustained while on duty.
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