Gov. Ed Rendell offered his condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Richey:
"A 16-year veteran of the force, Trooper Richey was struck down while carrying out his sworn duty to protect our citizens. This is a tragedy for the Pennsylvania State Police and the Commonwealth. Midge and I join with Pennsylvania's citizens in extending our deepest sympathies to Trooper Richey's wife, Carrie, and their two children. The trooper's sacrifice will never be forgotten."Gov. Rendell ordered that all flags at Commonwealth facilities throughout state should be flown at half-staff in honor of Trooper Richey until his interment.
Trooper Richey is the 93rd member of the state police killed in the line of duty.
Governor Rendell Offers Condolences on Death of State Police Trooper; Orders Flags to Half-Staff