“coroner has concluded…state trooper… committed suicide.”


Wednesday, Dec. 03, 2008

Coroner says trooper committed suicide

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A newspaper says a coroner has concluded that a state trooper found shot dead in an unmarked police car in central Pennsylvania committed suicide.

The Altoona Mirror quotes Blair County Coroner Patty Ross as saying 42-year-old Cpl. Courtney Light, of Hollidaysburg, died of a gunshot wound to the neck. The coroner’s office did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Police earlier said no subjects were being sought in connection with his death.

The shooting was reported at about 7 a.m. Tuesday near a Route 99 offramp near Hollidaysburg.

State police say Light was a 17-year veteran and worked as an investigator for the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards.

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