State Trooper Killed While Investigating Domestic Incident

His alleged killer is dead
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2016 9:32 AM CST
Alleged Cop Killer on Loose in Pennsylvania
Jason Robison was wanted in connection with the killing of a Pennsylvania state trooper.   (Pennsylvania State Police)

(Newser) – A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday—just six months after graduating from the state police academy, PennLive reports. And his alleged killer is dead following a manhunt. According to the Centre Daily Times, Trooper Landon Weaver, 23, was responding to a reported violation of a protection order—police describe it as a "domestic-related incident"—when he was shot and killed. "Landon will always be remembered for his bravery, his sacrifice, and his willingness to serve," the York Daily Record quotes Gov. Tom Wolf as saying. Weaver graduated from the state police academy in June; the same month he married his high-school sweetheart.

Police were searching for 32-year-old Jason Robison in connection with Weaver's death. The shooting apparently happened at the residence of Robison's mother, and Robison had a history of a dozen or so arrests on charges ranging from assault to arson. "The only good cop is a dead cop," Robison posted on Facebook earlier this month, along with photos of an injured police officer and crashed police cruiser. According to USA Today, police shot and killed Robison Saturday morning after he allegedly threatened officers at a mobile home. Weaver is the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty, the AP reports. (Read more police shooting stories.)

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