State Police Announce Funeral Arrangements for Trooper

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced funeral

arrangements for Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble of the Troop D, Beaver Station.
Coble, 47, of Beaver Falls was killed on Oct. 4, in the line of duty as a result of a
motor vehicle crash.

Public visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on
Monday, Oct. 8, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828
Washington Road, McMurray, Pa.

Trooper Coble’s funeral is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the
Community College of Beaver County – Golden Dome, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca,
Pa. It is open to the public.

Immediately following the service, there will be a funeral procession from the
Community College of Beaver County to the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery
on Darlington Road in Beaver Falls for a full military honor graveside ceremony.

Trooper Coble is survived by two children and his wife, Brenda, who is a Police
Communications Operator at Troop D, Beaver Station.

Governor Tom Corbett ordered all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and
at commonwealth facilities in Beaver County to fly at half-staff to honor Trooper
Coble. State flags shall remain at half-staff until internment.

Donations in honor of Trooper Coble may be made to the “Blake T. Coble Memorial
Fund,” First National Bank, 2634 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Trooper Coble was a 24-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police and is the
94th member of the department to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the
Pennsylvania State Police.

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