HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. - On Friday night, the Hazleton Headlines reported that a massive search was underway in Huntingdon County after a PA State Trooper was fatally shot.
Later that night, we learned the shooter's name to be 32-year-old, Jason Robison.
Then just minutes after 12 o'clock, Saturday morning, Pennsylvania State Police informed media outlets that Trooper Landon Weaver was shot and killed while investigating a domestic-related incident at a home on Bakers Hollow Road in Juniata Township, Huntingdon County around 6:30 p.m. on December 30th.
Who Was Trooper Landon Weaver?
Trooper Landon Weaver, 23, enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in December of 2015 and was assigned to the Patrol Unit at Troop G, Huntingdon, which was near his home in East Freedom.
He was a graduate of Central High School in Martinsburg, Blair County.
Trooper Weaver was a dean's list student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in criminal justice.
He was as also a newlywed, being that in June of last year he married his high school sweetheart, Macy Gottshall.
Trooper Weaver's Killer Dead
Jason Robison, wanted for the homicide of Trooper Landon Weaver, was located yesterday morning and is deceased.
According to PA State Police, Troopers encountered Robison at an unoccupied mobile home not far from his residence.
Robison was shot and killed after refusing commands to surrender, while also making threats to harm additional law enforcement personnel.
Robinson was a resident of Hesston, a tiny community of roughly 700 people located in Huntingdon County, along the shores of Raystown Lake.
The Ultimate Sacrifice
Trooper Weaver is the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty since the department’s inception in 1905.