Hundreds of state troopers and police from around the country packed a Beaver County gym today to mourn a trooper who died last week when his cruiser was hit by a truck.
Trooper Blake Coble, 47, who was three months from retirement, died Thursday and left behind his wife, Brenda, a dispatcher at the Brighton barracks where he worked, and two young children, Savannah, 6, and Jimmy, 8.
The trucker, Gregory Golkosky, 47, of Mount Pleasant, has not been charged, but police said he hit Coble's police car on the driver's side after running a stop sign.
Mourners remember, salute trooper killed in accident
Hundreds of state troopers and police from around the country joined family and friends in a packed Beaver County gym to mourn Trooper Blake Coble, who died last week when his cruiser was hit by a truck. (Video by Nate Guidry; 10/9/2012)
Trooper Coble, a 24-year veteran who started his career in Erie in 1988, was remembered as a fun-loving, laid-back sort who didn't like to wear his uniform tie or hat but was a good officer dedicated to public service.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
First Published October 9, 2012 10:00 PM