Yaw Bill Honoring State Trooper Approved by House

HARRISBURG – Legislation honoring a fallen Pennsylvania State Trooper killed in the line of duty has unanimously passed the House of Representatives, according to State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), the bill’s prime sponsor.

Senate Bill 1043, which designates the US Route 15 Bridge over State Route 3014 also known as Mill Lane, in Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, will soon be named the “Trooper Gary Rosenberger Memorial Bridge.”

On December 12, 1970, Trooper Gary Rosenberger, 26, was shot and killed while performing an undercover narcotics investigation in Old Lycoming Township. He had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for 1 year and 7 months and left behind a wife and daughter.

“Trooper Rosenberger was a true hero in every sense of the word fighting the war on drugs,” said Yaw. “He gave his life protecting others and his sacrifice will be remembered forever.”

Senate Bill 1043 was unanimously approved by the Senate in June and now heads to Governor Tom Corbett for his signature.

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