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State police commemorate PSP Memorial Day

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are celebrating the birthday of the force, while also remembering those lost along the way.

The Pennsylvania State Police Memorial Day ceremony in Bethlehem began at 10 a.m. Tuesday It was an emotional ceremony as state police remembered those lost with full military honors.

At the Troop M headquarters in Bethlehem, more than 100 people gathered to pay their respects

"The state police is an extended family. Their loved one's lives were not lost in vain," said retired Cpl. Harry Dannehower.

Troop M honored the lost and then some of the living with commendations.

"At our academy in Hershey, the Capitol, they're having the same ceremony," said Troop M Master Tpr. Marc Allen.

There, state police will honor fallen Trooper Landon Weaver who was shot and killed while responding to a call in December of 2016

"It's kind of a double-edged sword. We're celebrating the birth of state police in 1905 but we're also memorializing the fallen soldiers and the guys who went before us," Allen said. 

At that service in Hershey police are expected to honor Weaver's wife, Macy Weaver. That event also will be open to the public. 




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