Trooper Landon Weaver
November 11, 1993 - December 30, 2016
Trooper Landon Weaver was born in Altoona, PA on November 11, 1993. After graduating high school in 2012, he attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania before enlisting in the Pennsylvania State Police in December 2015. Upon graduation from the Academy, he was assigned to Troop G, Huntingdon.
On December 30, 2016, Trooper Weaver was dispatched to a home in Juniata, Huntingdon County for a reported Protection from Abuse Order violation, where he interviewed the suspect inside the residence. At some point during the interaction, the man gained access to a firearm and fired it at Trooper Weaver, striking him in the head.
Troop G members responded to the scene and extricated Trooper Weaver to awaiting emergency medical treatment, but he died from his wounds. The Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) and other Department members responded to the scene and treated it as a barricaded gunman situation throughout the night. On December 31, 2016, at approximately 0950 hours, a Troop G member encountered the suspect at a separate location. The man was armed and failed to comply with commands. Members used lethal force against him, and he died at the scene.
At 23 years of age, Trooper Weaver was the 97th member of the Department to be killed in the line of duty. Over 2,000 law enforcement officers from states as far away as Arizona and Florida attended Trooper Weaver’s funeral service at the Blair County Convention Center on January 5, 2017.
“I hope we all find some solace in that God has a plan,” Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree Blocker said during his eulogy at Trooper Weaver’s funeral. “And God's plan includes a man of the caliber of Landon Weaver.”