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- Dec. 09, 1971 -
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PA State Police Dept.. Patch
Resided: PA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 09, 1971
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 49 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Ave.   
Harrisburg, PA   17110   USA
(717)783-5599
County: Dauphin
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Corporal
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 1003
On The Job: 25 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: PA   USA   Thu. Dec. 09, 1971
Summary: Corporal Valent was shot and killed while transporting three suspects to Lewistown Station after stopping them. The three had no identification and claimed to be from out of state. While driving to the station, only a quarter mile from where he stopped them, one of the three shot him in the back of the head. One of the suspects was shot and killed the following day and the other two were arrested and charged with Corporal Valent's murder. The two served ten years under a plea bargain.

Corporal Valent had been with the agency for 25 years and was survived by his wife and three children

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