Crawford County’s District Attorney, Paula Digiacomo, announced her office determined that two State Police troopers involved in a December 26th shooting were justified in their use of force. At about 7PM the day after Christmas, two officers shot at a suspect that was brandishing a firearm in a trailer court near Saegertown while serving a warrant for his arrest. The suspect received immediate first aid and was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment of his injuries. District Attorney Digiacomo and the Pennsylvania State Police released their findings on Thursday.
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania State Senate unanimously approved legislation to become the 22nd state to join the National EMS Compact; the bill now goes for consideration in the House. The National EMS Compact is an agreement between states which standardizes requirements and training of Emergency Medical Technicians and recognizes the value of licenses and certifications from one state to the next; this allows EMTs to quickly be imported or exported between compact states during emergencies and disasters.