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Hundreds pay respects to Pennsylvania trooper killed on duty

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 4, 2017 5:03 PM
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State Police Trooper Landon Weaver. (Photo courtesy of the State Police)

(Altoona) -- Hundreds of people are paying their respects to a 23-year-old state trooper shot and killed last week while investigating a domestic incident in rural central Pennsylvania.

Visitation for Trooper Landon Weaver was held Wednesday at a convention center in Altoona. His funeral is Thursday in Altoona, followed by burial at a cemetery in Martinsburg.

Mourners walked past dozens of photos that showed Weaver as a child, playing sports, vacationing and getting married.

Police say 32-year-old Jason Robison shot and killed Weaver Friday, as the trooper was talking to him about alleged violations of a protective order.

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.

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