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Monday, December 15, 2014

tragic accident kills Ligonier man

State police investigating the crash say Champion was headed south on Route 51 with his emergency lights and sirens on, when an SUV coming the opposite direction turned in front of his cruiser. The SUV and the cruiser collided, and Champion's car burst into flames.
Champion was a member of the Perryopolis Police Department for only eight months. The 36 year-old from Ligonier leaves behind a wife and a 16-month-old son.
"Excellent officer, outstanding officer. He was a great asset to our department. I was very proud to work alongside of him. I was very proud to have him as an officer with the Perryopolis Borough police department," said Chief Roger Beadling, with the Perryopolis Police Department.

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