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.
David was a graduate of Roman Catholic Class of 2006 and Temple University, Class of 2010. He enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in June of 2012 and graduated in December of 2012. David was Trooper of the Month in July of 2013. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and skiing.
“He died serving the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police mourn his loss and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Trooper Kedra is the 96th member of the state police to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the Pennsylvania State Police. Trooper Kedra was a very hard worker who applied himself to his studies and his job,” “He was a good investigator and always had a smile on his face. He was well liked by his peers and supervisors. Trooper Kedra embodied everything that characterizes a Pennsylvania State Trooper,”
Trooper Kedra was awarded Trooper of the Month after having only six months at that station.
Relatives and friends are invited to share in David's Life Celebration Sunday evening, starting 6 P.M., from JOHN F. GIVNISH OF ACADEMY RD., 10975 Academy Rd., Phila. PA 19154, and to participate in his Service Monday, 11 A.M., at Christ the King Church, Morrell Ave. and Chesterfield Road, Phila. PA 19154. Int. private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in David's memory to PSTA Troopers helping Troopers, 3625 Vartan Way, Harrisburg PA 17110, would be appreciated by his family.
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End of Watch:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014