STATE NEWS - PA State Police Cpl. Seth J. Kelly, who was critically wounded in a shooting in Northampton County, November 7th, is from Honesdale.

Kelly was listed in a November 19, 2004 press release from the PA State Police as being from Honesdale, Wayne County. At that time, Kelly was listed as a member of the 116th cadet class at the State Police Academy in Hershey. He was assigned to Troop M, Bethlehem following his graduation.

Kelly, age 39, was shot and injured during a traffic stop on Route 33 in the area of Route 191 in Plainfield Twp., Northampton County just before 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker announced that the wounded corporal was being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem.

“The thoughts of every Pennsylvania State Police employee are with our wounded member at this time,” said Commissioner Blocker.

“We remain grateful to the multitude of first responders and medical professionals who have provided care, and to all Pennsylvanians for their continued support.”

The suspect fled the scene in a blue Pontiac sedan and drove himself to Easton Hospital, where he was taken into police custody. He is being treated for gunshot wounds.

The corporal was flown from the scene via medical helicopter to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.
Cpl. Kelly is a resident of Nazareth, Northampton County.

On July 15, 2016  he was promoted to corporal within Troop M and reassigned from the Belfast Station to the Bethlehem Station.