PA State Trooper gunned down during traffic stop
Officer Down: Joseph Pokorny - [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]
Additional Info: Corporal Joseph Pokorny had been with the Pennsylvania State Police Department for 22 years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.
Cause of Death: Corporal Pokorny was shot and killed while making a traffic stop. Date of Incident:
Date of Incident:December 12, 2005
By Steve Levin, Jonathan D. Silver and Michael A. Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PITTSBURGH, Pa.-- State, county and city police surrounded an apartment building on the South Side and shut down streets in the area today as they sought to arrest a suspect connected with the fatal shooting of a state police corporal.
Cpl. Joseph Pokorny was shot while making a traffic stop shortly after 2 a.m. today in the parking lot of the Extended Stay America hotel near the Carnegie exit of Interstate 279, officials said. A Carnegie Borough officer on routine patrol discovered the body about 10 minutes later after spotting the empty patrol car.
An autopsy today determined Cpl. Pokorny died of a gunshot to the chest. Officials said he had been shot multiple times following what appeared to be a violent struggle.
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