A tragic incident occurred in Ligonier Township, Pennsylvania where 26 year old Pennsylvania Trooper Michael Paul Stewart III was killed in the early morning hours of July 14, 2017. Trooper Stewart is the 98th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty. Trooper Stewart and his partner were on patrol in Westmoreland County on Route 711 at Route 271; when a collision occurred with a McInchok Sanitation garbage truck, resulting in the fatal collision. The second Trooper partnered with Stewart suffered a concussion and other injuries but is expected to be okay. The driver of the garbage truck was not injured.
TSE is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Trooper Stewart. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest symphony go out to Trooper Stewart’s family, friends, and the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police.
This tragic incident is a reminder of the dangers faced and sacrifices made by the Pennsylvania State Police, and all who risk their life each day to help others. Trooper Stewart served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with pride, honor, and integrity, joining the State police in 2014.
Ask anyone who knew Trooper Stewart, they’ll tell you he had the biggest of hearts. Our hearts are deeply saddened by his loss, and we ask that you keep Trooper Stewart; his family, friends, and colleagues in your prayers.
To send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements Contact:
Colonel Tyree Blocker
Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110