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Pvt Thomas P. Carey
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1909
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1941
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Private Thomas P. Carey was born November 9, 1909, at Ease Plymouth, Pennsylvania.
He enlisted in the State Highway Patrol from East Plymouth on May 2, 1935, and was assigned to Troop E, Philadelphia. As a result of the State Police/Highway Patrol merger, he was reassigned to Troop C-4, Reading. He was 25 years old and 5'11 1/2" tall.
At 8:20 p.m. on June 17, 1941, Private Carey and Private J.J. Comerford were dispatched to the scene of an accident on U.S. Route #22 near Boltz's Corner, Berks County. Upon arrival at the accident scene, thay saw two occupants trapped in a wrecked vehicle which was in flames. Private Carey assisted firemen in putting the fire out, using a state-issued carbon tetrachloride extinguisher. He became ill immediatly and was taken to a nearby doctor's office where he collapsed and died at 10:00 p.m. Dr. Paul D. Good, Berks County Coroner, attributed death to acute suffocation caused by poisonous fumes.
All carbon tetrachloride extinguishers were withdrawn from service and replaced with non-toxic extinguishers.
Private Carey is buried in Duncannon Cemetery, Duncannon, Perry County, Pa. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary M. Carey, of Duncannon. At 31, he had completed six years and one month of Pennsylvania Motor Police service.
(This information was obtained at the Pennsylvania State Police Accademy.) 
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  Mary M Carey (1916 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Duncannon Presbyterian Cemetery
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Apr 14, 2008
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Pvt Thomas P. Carey
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Pvt Thomas P. Carey
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