TRAPPE, Pa. – Pennsylvania is grieving the lack of two state troopers with ties to our space killed within the line of responsibility.
One Montgomery County city is particularly in mourning. One of many troopers killed, 29-year-old Branden Sisca, additionally served because the chief on the Trappe Hearth Firm, alongside along with his father, his spouse, and his father-in-law.
He was a person his co-workers say actually made a distinction and lived the values of the State Police each single day.
“These values have been exemplified this morning when these officers braved visitors alongside a busy interstate to help a citizen whose personal life was at risk,” mentioned State Police Commissioner Robert Evanchick at a information convention Monday.
“At this time our group was struck with tragedy, and we’ve misplaced one in all our brothers,” mentioned Trappe Hearth Firm Deputy Chief John Bolger.
Members of the Trappe Hearth Firm say Sisca had a coronary heart of gold.
“He was an instance for all of us,” Bolger mentioned.
Simply earlier than 1 a.m. Monday, Trooper Sisca and 33-year-old Trooper Martin Mack have been serving to a pedestrian on I-95 in Philadelphia when investigators say a driver slammed into them, killing them each and the pedestrian.
“He was a tireless chief even earlier than he was one in all our leaders. He has supplied management and camaraderie and brotherhood to our fireplace division and to our group and has served tirelessly with our group for a few years,” Bolger mentioned.
Earlier than coming to Trappe, Sisca labored as a firefighter on the Spring Township Hearth Firm in Berks County.
Trooper Mack additionally had ties to our space. He attended Albright School in Studying.
The pedestrian who was killed has not but been recognized.
“They lay their lives on the road for all of us on daily basis. And for all three it is a reminder of how treasured and fragile life actually is,” mentioned Gov. Tom Wolf.