Charles S. Stanski
Pennsylvania State Police
Years of Service:
Date of Incident:
January 17, 1958
Date of Death:
January 23, 1958
Cause of Death: Vehicle Accident
Charles S. Stanski was born
September 15, 1928, at Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Prior to enlisting in the Pennsylvania State Police, he served in the United States Army 814th
Engineers from July 7, 1949, to June 5, 1952. Trooper Stanski enlisted in the Pennsylvania
State Police from Plymouth on January 4, 1954. He was 25 years old and 5'9" tall.
At 10:00 a.m. on January 17, 1958, while on patrol, Trooper Stanski pursued a speeding truck
in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County. Trooper Stanski was approaching a railroad
crossing and saw a train nearing. He slammed on his car brakes. The patrol vehicle overturned.
He was taken to Harrisburg Hospital where he died of his injuries six days later on January
Trooper Stanski is buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Plymouth. He was survived by his mother,
Mrs. Dorothy Stanski, of Plymouth.
At 29, Trooper Stanski had completed four years of
Pennsylvania State Police service.