Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
Years of Service:
and a half years
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident
Date of Incident:
February 6, 1928
Sharon C. Wible was born September 14, 1905, at East
He served for one month with the Constabulary before enlisting with the State Highway
Patrol on July 18, 1927, from Huntingdon. He was assigned to Troop B, Erie. He was 22
years old and 5' 11" tall. At 8:30 p.m. on February 6, 1928, he was patrolling Route
9, 3 miles east of Girard, Erie County, when his motorcycle collided with a 1928 Chevrolet
coupe, then struck a tree. Patrolman Wible died instantly. The operator of the vehicle,
Private T. Richards of the Constabulary, who was held responsible for the fatal accident.
Patrolman Wible was buried in Orbisonia Cemetery, Orbisonia. He was survived by his
step-mother, Mrs. Clay Locke, of Shade Gap. At 23, Patrolman Wible completed one and a
half years of State Highway Patrol service.