THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Trooper Michael Paul Stewart, III
Pennsylvania State Police
Troop "A"

2014-2017

Incident Details

Biographical Info
Age: 26
Years of Service: 3 years
Station: Greensburg

Incident Details
Cause of Death: The Westmoreland County Coroner ruled Stewart dead at the scene of blunt force trauma to the head

Date of Incident: Friday, July 14, 2017 -   End of Watch: 7/14/2017 2:20 AM

On July 14, 2017,Trooper Michael Paul Stewart III was killed while traveling southbound when his SUV Patrol vehicle crashed into the side of a garbage truck making a left turn out of a parking lot onto northbound Route 711.

Stewart's southbound SUV slammed into the side of a garbage truck (driver, John Hissem, 26, was unhurt) making a left turn out of a parking lot onto northbound Route 711 in Ligonier in eastern Westmoreland County. at approximately 2:30 am.

Trooper November, Stewarts partner, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and was taken to the hospital.

Gov. Tom Wolf also offered condolences. "We join all Pennsylvanians in mourning his loss and send our sincerest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and all the women and men of the Pennsylvania State Police,” he said.