Funeral arrangements for state trooper
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State Police commissioner Frank Noonan announced funeral arrangements for Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble of the Troop D, Beaver Station. Trooper Coble, 47, of Beaver Falls was killed Thursday in the line of duty as a result of a motor vehicle crash.
Public visitation will be held Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Beinhauer Mortuary, 2828 Washington Road, Peters.
Trooper Coble's funeral is scheduled for noon Tuesday at the Community College of Beaver County's Golden Dome in Monaca.
The service is open to the public.
Immediately following the service, there will be a funeral procession from the Community College of Beaver County to the St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery on Darlington Road in Beaver Falls for a full military honor graveside ceremony.
Trooper Coble is survived by two children and his wife, Brenda, who is a police communications operator at Troop D, Beaver Station.
Gov. Tom Corbett ordered all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Beaver County to fly at half-staff to honor Trooper Coble. State flags shall remain at half-staff until interment.
Donations in honor of Trooper Coble may be made to the "Blake T. Coble Memorial Fund," First National Bank, 2634 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls 15010.
Trooper Coble was a 24-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police.
He is the 94th member of the department to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the force.
First Published October 6, 2012 12:00 am