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Wolf thanks Pennsylvania trooper killed on duty for service

AP

ALTOONA, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf says he and all Pennsylvanians are grateful to a 23-year-old state trooper killed in the line of duty for volunteering to lay his life on the line.

Pennsylvania State Trooper Landon E. Weaver's casket is carried to a hearse by troopers after a memorial service at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Trooper Weaver was killed answering a domestic disturbance call on Dec. 30. Weaver, 23, had been on the force for less than six months. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

Wolf remembered Trooper Landon Weaver on Thursday as a hero who served to improve the lives of others.

Pennsylvania State Troopers line up outside the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pa., following a memorial service Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, for Pennsylvania State Trooper Landon E. Weaver, who was killed in the line of duty Dec. 30. Weaver, 23, had been on the force for less than six months. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Wolf paid tribute at the funeral for Weaver, shot Friday at a home in Hesston while investigating alleged violations of a protective order.

Suspect in trooper's slaying sent text: 'I killed the cop'

Police say the first-year officer was shot and killed Friday by 32-year-old Jason Robison, the suspect Weaver was investigating.

Pennsylvania State Troopers and police officers from around the country arrive at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, for a memorial service for Pennsylvania State Trooper Landon E. Weaver who was killed in the line of duty Dec. 30. Weaver, 23, had been on the force for less than six months. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

Police tracked Robison to an unoccupied mobile home nearby and shot and killed him after they say he didn’t comply with orders and made threats.

A motorcade will escort Weaver’s casket to a cemetery for burial.