HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and state Attorney General Kathleen Kane praised the bravery of police officers at a ceremony honoring those killed in the line of duty.
They spoke at the Capitol complex Monday as the Pennsylvania State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police honored the five officers killed in 2012. One was a state trooper and others were local officers — two from Philadelphia, one from the city of Chester and one from Plymouth Township in Montgomery County.
Corbett described each officer’s life and the circumstances under which he died. Kane says police work is a source of hope for many young boys from bad neighborhoods who dream of becoming officers.
The FOP says nearly 760 Pennsylvania law-enforcement officers have been killed in the past century.