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Anita in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 2, 2016
1. First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty Marker
Inscription. On September 2, 1906, Privates John F. Henry and Francis A. Zehringer were killed in the line of duty as they attempted to arrest fugitive murderers barricaded in a nearby house. Three other troopers were wounded. Their sacrifice symbolizes the Pa. State Police Call of Honor, which states, in part, "I must serve honestly, faithfully, and if need be, lay down my life as others have done before me, rather than swerve from the path of duty."
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 0.412′ N, 78° 57.449′ W. Marker is in Anita, Pennsylvania, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 310) and Ash Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anita PA 15711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Great Shamokin Path (approx. 3.9 miles away); Charles J. Margiotti (approx. 5.2 miles away); Groundhog Day (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rossiter Strike Injunction (approx. 7.7 miles away); Old State Road
First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 2, 2016
2. First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty Marker
Immediately after the unveiling, shown are: Commander, Bernard Petrovsky and son of one of the troopers on scene that day: Pete Carlton
(approx. 9.9 miles away); Lewis Earle Sandt (approx. 12.1 miles away); Elijah Heath (approx. 12.3 miles away); Jefferson County (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Private John F. Henry, Pennsylvania State Police. Officer Down Memorial Page (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Private Francis A. Zehringer, Pennsylvania State Police. Officer Down Memorial Page (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. First Pa. troopers killed in the line of duty honored in Punxsutawney. By Bridget McClure (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Two Fallen Troopers Remembered. By Alex Belser, WTAJ (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional keywords. Crime
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 2, 2016
3. First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty Marker
Taken on dedication day shown with members of the Pennsylvania State Police Punxsutawney Barracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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