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Pa. Officer Killed at Traffic Stop, Backup Cop Wounded

December 19, 2011  | 

Photo: East Washington Boro
Photo: East Washington Boro

A part-time East Washington (Pa.) Police officer was fatally shot and a second officer was wounded in a gunfight late Sunday following a traffic stop in Webster.

Officer John David Dryer, 46, was shot once in the head, after he pulled over Eli Franklin Myers III along Interstate 70 near Beau Street. Officer Robert Caldwell, who was backing up Officer Dryer, was also wounded in the gunfight. A bullet struck him in the right hand, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune.

Myers, 58, fled the scene and barricaded himself in his Logan Street home in the same western Pennsylvania town. Myers was shot and killed, when he emerged from his home to engage state troopers with the Special Emergency Response Team.

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Jeff Parker @ 12/19/2011 6:31 PM

To the family of officer Dryer our prayers are with you at this very hard time in your life,may the Lord help you heal at this time of season when you should be enjoying the season instead of having to morn a loved one because of some lowlife that did what he did ,may the Peace of the Lord give you healing and comfort....from a Pa State Constable

Carmen J Balsama Sr @ 12/19/2011 6:48 PM

Sorry to heard the news that a feloow Officer and hero was killed in the long of duty. Good to hear that the doer was killed. My Payers go out to the officers Family on their lose. May he rest in peace with gods house.

Ridgeline Defense @ 12/20/2011 5:33 PM

Condolences to the Families of both officers. Truly a sign that the job is as Dangerous to Part-time/Reserves Officers throughout the country and of the respect they deserve for their dedication and love of the job. RIP and A fast recovery to his partner respectfully.

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