Pennsylvania State Police
Years of Service: 2 years, 3 months
Badge Number: 12115
Cause of Death: Gunshot (Accidental)
Date of Incident: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Trooper David Kedra was accidentally shot and killed while
participating in a training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training
Complex, in Plymouth Township, at approximately 4:45 pm. During the exercise a live round
was accidently discharged by a fellow trooper and struck Trooper Kedra in the chest. He
was flown to Temple University Hospital where he subsequently died from the injury.
Trooper Kedra was the 96th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the
line of duty.
Trooper Kedra had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for just over two years and
was assigned to Troop K, Skippack station.
Trooper Kedra joined the Pennsylvania State Police on June 18, 2012. He was
stationed in Skippack Township upon graduation from the Academy in January 2013.
He is survived by both parents, two brothers, a sister and fiancÚ.
Trooper Kedra died serving the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the
men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police mourn his loss and extend their sincere
condolences to his family and friends.