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- Jul. 01, 2013 -
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PA State Police Dept.. Patch
Resided: Muncy PA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 01, 2013
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 50 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: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Crash
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 23 years
Duties: Served as station commander of the Emporium barracks.

Bio: Sergeant LaRose was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

After receiving his degree in aeronautical engineering from Penn State, he spent several years working in New Jersey for the RCA Corp.

LaRose spent 11 years flying in the state police's Aviation patrol unit.

"He was a pilot of exceptional skill and a really nice guy. He was a very articulate, very intelligent man," said David Frey, marketing director with the airport.

An avid sports enthusiast, LaRose coached baseball, was involved in the elementary wrestling program, and sat on the board of his local youth football program.

LaRose was a dedicated sports fan and spent many years working with youth sports.

He had coached baseball, was involved in the elementary wrestling program, and sat on the board of the Muncy youth football program.

Jamie Brelsford, deputy chief of the Muncy Area Volunteer Fire Co., is a long time friend of the LaRose family. He described the commander as an "all-around great guy."

Friends remember LaRose as a man who was extraordinarily dedicated to his family and the betterment of the community around him.

Survived by:
Wife
and four children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Lumber Township, PA   USA   Mon. Jul. 01, 2013
Summary: Sergeant John LaRose was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car collided with another vehicle on Route 120 in Lumber Township, Pennsylvania, while traveling between Emporium and Muncy.

He was travelling on a curved portion of roadway when his vehicle lost traction due to wet conditions. The vehicle crossed the center line and struck another oncoming car. Sergeant LaRose was killed in the crash while the two occupants of the other vehicle were injured.

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