” A firearms instructor working with the Pennsylvania State Police violated numerous rules of gun safety during annual training yesterday, and was responsible for the tragic death of a young Pennsylvania State Trooper.
A Pennsylvania state police officer who was fatally wounded in an accidental shooting at a Plymouth Twp. firing range has been identified.
The trooper is identified as 26-year-old David Kedra.
“ It’s with an extremely heavy heart and deep sorrow that I announce the tragic death of Trooper David Kedra of Troop K, Skippack station,” State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said in a statement Tuesday night.
According to Noonan, Trooper Kedra was shot in the chest during a training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex on the 1100 block of Conshohocken Road around 4:45 p.m.
Action News is told it was an instructor who accidentally fired the shot that struck the trooper.”