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Memorial For the Fallen Troopers

Honoring Sergeant Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich

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Alaska State Troopers put their lives on the line every single day. The fallen are never forgotten.

Memorial funds have been set up at Wells Fargo Bank for Sergeant Patrick "Scott" Johnson and Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich. All proceeds from these accounts will go directly to the families of the fallen.

For information on how you can contribute, visit the dps.alaska.gov announcement.

To honor the fallen troopers, the Alaska State Troopers production crew has shared fond memories of the two brave men who lost there lives in the line of duty. You can read their memories here.


11 comments
Randi Peterson
Randi Peterson

Can anyone tell me what has become of Trooper Howie Peterson?

No relation lol

Shirley Laboy
Shirley Laboy

My heart breaks for these brave men. They always showed compassion and caring for all the people they dealt with on a daily basis. My heart and prayers go out to the families, friends and co-workers. It will be hard for the show to continue without them. May Sergeant Johnson and Trooper Rich rest in eternal peace.

Ann Cowin
Ann Cowin

My husband was an Alaska State Trooper, retired in 1984,and my heart aches for the families of these courageous and dedicated men. The life they lead cannot be understood unless you have lived it with them.

God Bless and thank you,

The Family of Trp. Ron Cowin

tonya McDaniel
tonya McDaniel

I am deeply saddened by this news...saying prayers for their family and friend also all the Troopers.... May you all be safe and thank you for service....God bless..


Gayle Thompson
Gayle Thompson

As avid fans of the show and the people who serve, please accept our heartfelt condolences.  I am sure not only the community is suffering but Nat'l Geographic as well.  May you all feel His presence and comfort as you go through the natural process of grief.  Heaven is their reward and may that fact comfort you all. 

Linda Long
Linda Long

May they RIP. My thoughts and prayers for the families, including their Blue Brothers. Thank you for your service.


Bryan Johnston
Bryan Johnston

This REALLY hurts my heart. Two HEROS that brave the world around us have given their lives for the protection of others. As a former Military Police officer it pains me to see that our brothers have fallen in the line of duty and I pray that our Heavenly Father will lay his blessings on the families of these brave men. I pray that their families understand that we all feel their loss and will always continue to cherish them as our family. It comforts me to know that when it is my time to exit the earth that these men will be there guarding the gates of Heaven, R.I.P. Sgt. Johnson and Trooper Rich. 


I ask that our Father protects and shows his love for our brothers and sisters that are out there day and night for the defense of others.


"Assist, Protect, Defend"


B. Johnston

Little Elm, Texas

Lisa Jump
Lisa Jump

Prayers for the families of these fallen heroes.

Kim Musumeci
Kim Musumeci

This persons cell should be papered with photos of the troopers and their lost families to face what they have done!

Kim Musumeci
Kim Musumeci

The Alaska Troopers have a rough dangerous life.  My prayers to them and their families. So sad.....


Kimara