Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble
Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Tour of Duty: 23 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: October 4, 2012
Weapon Used: Automobile; Commercial
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 783-5556
Trooper Blake Coble was killed when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of SR 168 and Blackhawk Road in South Beaver Township, Beaver County, at approximately 10:00 am.
He was transported to Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Trooper Coble had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for 23 years and was assigned to Troop D, Beaver Station. He is survived by his wife and two children.
HARRISBURG – State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today released the following statement regarding the fatal accident that claimed the life of a Pennsylvania State Trooper this morning:
“It is with a very heavy heart and a deep sense of sadness that I announce the tragic death of Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble of Troop D, Beaver Station.”
“While on patrol today just after 10 a.m., Trooper Coble was involved in a motor vehicle crash at SR 168 and Blackhawk Road in South Beaver Township, Beaver County. He was transported to the Heritage Valley Beaver hospital but succumbed to his injuries. Trooper Coble, age 48, had been a member of the Pennsylvania State Police since Nov. 1, 1988. Trooper Coble has two children and his wife, Brenda, is a Police Communications Operator at Troop D, Beaver Station.”
“His untimely death left two children without a father and a wife without her husband, plus countless friends and family members grieving. He died serving the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police mourn his loss and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.”
“Trooper Coble is the 94th member of the state police to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the Pennsylvania State Police.”