Senator-Elect Stefano Mourns the Passing of Officer Richard Champion

It is with deep sadness that I join members of the Perryopolis community in mourning the loss of Officer Richard Champion, who was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on Route 51 while pursuing a suspect.

Our hearts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of this dedicated police officer who died protecting our citizens.   Officer Champion not only served this community but our country – serving as a member of the Army Reserves in Iraq.  He leaves behind his wife Dawn and his son Tanner. This is a terrible loss of a fine individual and one that we feel deeply.  Please keep the Champion family in your thoughts and prayers.