Pa. LEO dies on duty after medical emergency

By Jenna Wise

DUBOIS, Pa. — The Pennsylvania flag will fly at half-staff at government properties in Clearfield and Jefferson counties in remembrance of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who died on-duty this week, Gov. Tom Wolf said.

Trooper Monty Mitchell, 45, died Monday after suffering a medical emergency while in the parking lot for Troop C in DuBois. Station personnel called 911 and performed life-saving measures, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital about an hour later.

Trooper Monty Mitchell.Trooper Monty Mitchell.

Trooper Monty Mitchell. (Pennsylvania State Police)

“The sudden passing of Trooper Mitchell is felt by not only his loved ones, but also his fellow members of the Pennsylvania State Police and the community he served,” Wolf said in a news release. “Frances and I offer our heartfelt condolences to Trooper Mitchell’s family and join all Pennsylvanians in mourning his loss.”

Mitchell enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in November 2007. Before serving in DuBois, he had also been assigned to Troop G in Huntingdon and Troop C Ridgway.

“Our department today feels the heartache of the sudden loss of a colleague and friend,” said Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Robert Evanchick said Tuesday. “We ask Pennsylvanians to keep Trooper Mitchell and his loved ones in their thoughts during this difficult time.”

(c)2021 The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

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