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1960’s

Pennsylvania State Trooper Leonard P. Straple

In the Line of Duty

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) A seemingly routine traffic stop spiraled out of control for Pennsylvania State Trooper Leonard P. Straple. He stopped a speeding station wagon near the location of the former East Wind in Shenango Township on February 13, 1961. The station wagon was occupied by two …