Funeral arrangements have been released for Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble of the Troop D, Beaver Station. Coble, 47, of Beaver Falls was killed on Oct. 4, in the line of duty as a result of a motor vehicle crash.
Public visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Monday, Oct. 8, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA.
Trooper Coble’s funeral is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Community College of Beaver County–Golden Dome, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA. It is open to the public.
Immediately following the service, there will be a funeral procession from the Community College of Beaver County to the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery on Darlington Road in Beaver Falls for a full military honor graveside ceremony.
Trooper Coble is survived by two children and his wife, Brenda, who is a police communications operator at Troop D, Beaver Station.
Gov. Tom Corbett ordered all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Beaver County to fly at half-staff to honor Trooper Coble. State flags shall remain at half-staff until internment.
Donations in honor of Trooper Coble may be made to the “Blake T. Coble Memorial Fund,” First National Bank, 2634 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
Trooper Coble was a 24-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police and is the 94th member of the department to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the Pennsylvania State Police.