David Kedra


He was in a classroom for a demonstration of how to break down and clean his service weapon. They say an experienced state police firearms instructor was handling a gun that somehow misfired.

The bullet hit trooper Kedra in the chest.

He was rushed to Temple University Hospital and died a short time later.

An American flag was draped over his casket.

His fellow officers saluted as it was placed into a hearse outside the hospital, with his grieving family members following behind.

Kedra was raised in Northeast Philadelphia. He was a 2006 graduate of Roman Catholic High School and 2010 graduate of Temple University, earning a degree in Criminal Justice.

He recently moved into a new house with his fiance in East Coventry Township.

He is survived by his beloved parents, George and Joan Kedra; his brothers, Kevin (Dena Joseph), Brian (Beth) and his sister, Christine Kedra (Robert Hessmann) and the love of his life, Suzanne Carrieri. He was the dear uncle of Robby, Harley and Amelia Rose.

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