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Governor Honors PA Officers Who Died on the Job

Four officers whose "End of Watch" was in 2018 were remembered in a special ceremony

Four Pennsylvania law enforcement officers who died on duty during the last year were honored at today's Fraternal Order of Police Annual Police Memorial Ceremony in Harrisburg.

Governor Tom Wolf talked about the respect he has for law enforcement officers who face the fear of the unknown each day with bravery. "You don't know what will happen when you knock on the door with a warrant, or pull over an errant driver during a traffic stop, or respond to a domestic violence call," said Wolf.

"I am grateful for the heroic work you do each day in keeping our commonwealth safe." PA Gov. Tom Wolf

The officers who were honored are:

  • Raymond Diaz Jr. , a police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department's 24th District, who died from his injuries when his patrol car was hit while he responded to a burglary
  • Christopher David Hill , a Deputy U.S. Marshal with the U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Marshal Service, who was shot and killed by friendly fire trying to serve a fugitive warrant
  • Brian Scott Cuscino , a detective sergeant with the New Castle Police Department, who suffered a fatal heart attack on duty
  • Alex Sable , a police officer with the York City Police Department, who suffered a fatal heart attack during SWAT training

Chris Hill was a U.S. Army veteran with a wife and two children.

Click here to read about all of the police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

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