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PA State Police honors fallen Trooper Jacques F. Rougeau Jr.; identifies wounded Lieutenant


Harrisburg, PA – The two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers shot yesterday in Juniata County were identified by PSP today. Tpr. Jacques F. Rougeau Jr. was killed and Lieutenant James A. Wagner was wounded in separate encounters with the same shooter.


Tpr. Rougeau was assigned to the Troop G, Lewistown Station and enlisted in the PSP in June 2020 as a member of the 160th cadet class. Upon graduation, he was assigned to Troop J, York before transferring to Troop G, Lewistown in March of this year. He was 29 years old. He becomes the 104th member of the PSP to make the ultimate sacrifice by giving his life in the line of duty.

Lieutenant Wagner is currently listed in critical condition at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Lt. Wagner, age 45, is assigned as the station commander at the Troop G, Bedford Station. He enlisted in the PSP in September 2002.


"This is a tragedy for the Pennsylvania State Police," said Colonel Christopher Paris, Commissioner of the PSP. "We ask for your continued prayers, for not only our Troopers but also their families."


The shooter, identified as Brandon Stine, age 38, of Thompsontown, Juniata County, was killed in an exchange of gunfire after the shootings. He initially arrived at the Troop G, Lewistown Station around 11:00 a.m. armed with a rifle and fired shots at patrol vehicles in the parking lot, leading to the search for him.


Anyone interested in donating to assist the troopers' families can send a check to the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) at 3625 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The check should be made out to the "Survivor's Fund," with the name of the trooper written in the "memo" portion of the check.


A broadcast of the press conference held today can be viewed at https://pacast.com


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones as well as the PA State Police. Tpr. Rougeau, made the ultimate sacrifice. Please also keep Lieutenant Wagner in your thoughts and prayers.


Governor Josh Shapiro ordered all flags at half-staff in honor of Trooper Rougeau.