Funeral Services Scheduled for Fallen Troopers

TRAPPE PA – Funeral services for Pennsylvania State Trooper and Trappe Fire Company Chief Branden Sisca, one of three victims struck and killed earlier this week by a speeding and allegedly intoxicated driver on Interstate 95, are scheduled to be held April 2 (2022; Saturday) at noon in Perkiomen Valley High School, WPVI-TV (Channel 6) reported.

Calling hours for Sisca are scheduled for April 1 (Friday) from noon until 3 p.m., and also from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, 200 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown, the station added.

Sisca, 29, and fellow Trooper Martin Mack III were struck Monday (March 21) by the same vehicle on the interstate near the Philadelphia sports complexes as they attempted to provide emergency assistance to a pedestrian on the highway. The pedestrian also died in the crash.

Trooper Mack’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday (March 31) at 11 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Church, 66 Levittown Parkway, Levittown. His obituary has been published in the Bucks County Courier Times newspaper, here.

A 21-year-old Eagleville woman has been charged in their deaths with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while DUI, manslaughter of a law enforcement officer in the second degree, driving under the influence, and other offenses.

Sheriff’s Office Suggests Hero Fund Donations

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging donations to benefit the Sisca family be made through the Montgomery County Hero Fund. The fund is a recognized non-profit corporation, and all tax-deductible donations made at its website are being directed to the family, it said. Donations are being accepted here.

Sisca’s father, Deputy Sheriff Craig Sisca, is a 10-year veteran of the sheriff’s office.

“We appreciate the outpouring of sympathy, and respect for the Sisca family’s privacy, as we continue to support them through this difficult time,” the sheriff’s office added.

GoFundMe Campaign Also Operating

A GoFundMe charitable campaign to benefit the family has been started by a group of friends of Trooper Sisca’s wife Brittany, and as of Friday (March 25) at 6 a.m. had raised more than $130,000 from more than 2,100 donors. “Branden was an honorable man, with a heart of gold, who had a true passion for helping others every single day,” its narrative noted.

Donations to it are being accepted here.

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