Community Mourns Loss of Trappe Fire Chief and State Trooper Branden Sisca

TRAPPE PA – Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Branden Sisca, age 29, who also served as chief of the Trappe Fire Company, and fellow Trooper Martin Mack, age 33, lost their lives early Monday morning (March 21, 2022), while they dealt with an emergency on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia near city sports complexes.

Several stories about the tragedy, and the investigation that is already under way, have been produced at length by Philadelphia media. The Post, intending to be comprehensive, offers a selection of them below. No matter which you choose, read the first to start. It’s a heartfelt announcement by the fire company to its neighbors.

We offer our prayers for Trooper Sisca and his family, his fellow law officers and firefighters, and our communities in this time of grief.


Passing of Trappe Fire Chief Branden Sisca
Trappe Fire Company is mourning the loss of our Fire Chief Branden Sisca.

2 Pennsylvania State Police Troopers, Pedestrian Killed In Crash Along I-95 In South Philly; DUI Investigation Underway
Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers and a civilian were struck and killed on I-95 in South Philadelphia overnight. The crash happened on the southbound lanes near the Broad Street exit, around 12:40 a.m. Monday. (3CBS Philly)

2 troopers killed in crash on I-95 in South Philadelphia identified
The state troopers have been identified as 33-year-old Martin F. Mack III and 29-year-old Branden T. Sisca. (6ABC-TV)

2 Troopers, Man Killed in Crash on I-95; Troopers Had Stopped Driver Who Struck Them
The troopers were trying to get another man off the highway when they were all struck and killed by a driver (NBC-10 Philadelphia)

2 Pennsylvania state troopers, civilian killed in crash on I-95 in Philadelphia
Three people have died, including two Pennsylvania state police troopers, following a crash on I-95 in Philadelphia Monday morning. (Fox 29)

Two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers Killed In The Line Of Duty, Gov. Wolf Issues Flag Order In Their Honor
Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Robert Evanchick confirmed today that Trooper Martin F. Mack III, 33, and Trooper Branden T. Sisca, 29, were struck and killed by a driver earlier this morning on I-95 south in the area of milepost 18 in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania State Police)

Fire Chief Sisca’s photo from the Trappe Fire Company
Flowers photo by Zoe Schaeffer of Pasture Song Farm in Pottstown via Unsplash, used under license