Patrolman Sharon Wible

THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

  Patrolman Sharon C. Wible
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
Troop "B"

1905-1928

Incident Details

Sharon C. Wible was born September 14, 1905, at East McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

He served for one month with the Constabulary before enlisting with the State Highway Patrol on July 18, 1927, from Huntingdon. He was assigned to Troop B, Erie. He was 22 years old and 5' 11" tall. At 8:30 p.m. on February 6, 1928, he was patrolling Route 9, 3 miles east of Girard, Erie County, when his motorcycle collided with a 1928 Chevrolet coupe, then struck a tree. Patrolman Wible died instantly. The operator of the vehicle, Private T. Richards of the Constabulary, was held responsible for the fatal accident.

Patrolman Wible was buried in Orbisonia Cemetery, Orbisonia. He was survived by his step-mother, Mrs. Clay Locke, of Shade Gap. At 23, Patrolman Wible completed one and a half years of State Highway Patrol service.