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Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Dies On-Duty

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

UPDATE (Feb. 10, 2021) -- Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds in Clearfield and Jefferson Counties to fly at half-staff in honor of Trooper Mitchell.

"The sudden passing of Trooper Mitchell is felt by not only his loved ones, but also his fellow members of the Pennsylvania State Police and the community he served. Frances and I offer our heartfelt condolences to Trooper Mitchell's family and join all Pennsylvanians in mourning his loss," Gov. Wolf said in a press release.

DUBOIS, Pa. (KDKA) - A state police trooper died on-duty after suffering a medical emergency.

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Robert Evanchick announced the death of Trooper Monty Mitchell, who was assigned to Troop C, DuBois.

According to police, he suffered a medical emergency in the station parking lot during his shift around 9 p.m. Monday. Station personnel tried to save his life and called 911, but Mitchell was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later.

"Our department today feels the heartache of the sudden loss of a colleague and friend," said Colonel Evanchick in a release. "We ask Pennsylvanians to keep Trooper Mitchell and his loved ones in their thoughts during this difficult time."

Mitchell was 45 years old.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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