Hero Week Day 3
Trooper Paul Richey, 40, was shot and killed January 13, 2010 when he and another trooper responded to a domestic disturbance call. Both troopers arrived at the scene and exited their vehicles. As they approached the house, a male voice called from a window for the Troopers to return to their cars. At that point Trooper Richey was hit in the neck with a .30-30 rifle round fired from the window of the residence. He is survived by his wife and two children.
“When you give a eulogy, you’re supposed say good things. In this case, that’s easy because Paul symbolized all that was good in life.”
“He was never one to step away. He’d step forward.”
“Paul did not have to go on that call. … It was not his zone. … It was not his call. Paul gave his life fulfilling the core of his calling. … Trooper Paul Richey upheld the honor of the force.”
Trooper Richey’s Capt. will be a guest at the 530pm class.