Local Trooper Earns PSPs Highest Honor
Harrisburg – A State Police Trooper from Girard was awarded the highest recognition bestowed by the Pennsylvania State Police, a Medal of Honor. In a ceremony at Harriburg’s Bishop-McDevitt High School yesterday, Jonathan Sutton was awarded his Medal of Honor for his actions in the pursuit of two armed suspects last year. In June of 2022, after observing an SUV driving at a high rate of speed, Trooper Sutton began to follow only to have the vehicle stop and a man exit to fire a gun at him. Instead of Retreating Trooper Sutton returned fire through the windshield of his own vehicle, forcing the suspects to retreat, and then he continued the pursuit until the suspects crashed their vehicle into a parked car and escaped on foot into the city of Erie. PSP Commissioner Christopher Paris called Trooper Sutton’s actions on that day gallant and intrepid and remarked that they went above and beyond the call of duty. Trooper Sutton joins a short list of troopers bestowed the Medal of Honor.
Manhunt Still Focused on Warren Area
Warren – It has been one week since the escape of Michael Burham from Warren County Jail where he was being held on charges of kidnapping and burglary; Burham is also a suspect in a murder. In multiple press conferences yesterday new facts about the escape were revealed and authorities said that they continue to find evidence leading them to believe that Burham is still in the Warren County area. Last Thursday, July 6th, Burham was able to access the rooftop of the jail where he made his escape by climbing down a makeshift rope through a hole in the fence that had not been discovered by guards. Michael Charles Burham has black hair and green eyes and stands about 5’9” tall, his listed weight is 150 pounds. Reward money is being offered for anyone who can provide information leading to his arrest. Michael Burham is dangerous and likely armed if you think you have seen him call 911 or the Warren State Police at (814)728-3600.