Police Officer Chris Wagner was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home on Arrowood Lane at about 10:00 pm. A man had assaulted two other men in the home and then left the residence. Officer Wagner located the subject in the wood line near the house after arriving at the scene. A struggle ensued during which Officer Wagner was shot and killed with his own duty weapon. The subject was also shot during the struggle. The subject was arrested by other Wintergreen police officers and deputies from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office. He was charged with capital murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and two counts of malicious wounding. Officer Wagner had served with the Wintergreen Police Department for three years and had previously served as a police officer with the Massanutten Police Department for one year.
Trooper Jay Rougeau was shot and killed by a wanted man near the intersection of Swamp Road and Baumgardner Drive in Walker Township shortly after 3:00 pm. At about 11:00 am, the subject had entered the parking lot of the Pennsylvania State Police's Troop G, Lewistown Station, and shot several patrol cars using a large caliber hunting rifle. The man fled the scene and called 911 several times as they searched for him. The man then shot and critically wounded a Pennsylvania State Police lieutenant in Mifflintown Borough at about 12:45 pm before fleeing again. Shortly before 3:00 pm, the man was located in a shopping center in Walker Township and then fled into a nearby wooded area where he and Trooper Rougeau were both killed during a shootout. Trooper Rougeau had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for almost three years. He is survived by his wife.
On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., Firefighter Brian Joseph Letrent participated in a fire-department mandated full-scale drill/exercise. On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, while returning home from his job, he suffered a cardiac emergency and was immediately transported to the Bayshore Medical Center where he passed away a short time later.
This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).
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