Game Commission Praises State Police for Resolving Shooting Case

Governor Rendell orders flags at half-staff in honor of WCO David Grove

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe, on behalf of the entire agency, today offered praise for the Pennsylvania State Police’s swift resolution involving the killing of Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) David L. Grove, and to Gov. Edward G. Rendell for directing that the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff in honor of WCO Grove.

“Today’s action by the Pennsylvania State Police and other cooperating law enforcement agencies is characteristic of the professionalism and partnerships that all Pennsylvanians should be proud of,” Roe said. “The State Police truly have lived up to their reputation of being one of the top law enforcement agencies in the world.

“We also appreciate Gov. Rendell’s action and condolences for the loss of WCO Grove, who was a dedicated public servant and officer.”

Roe noted that the U.S. Marshall’s Office, Game Commission WCOs and Deputy WCOs, and numerous municipal police departments responded to the scene of last nights incident and assisted the State Police in this investigation.

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