S/Trp. Michael Joseph Rao

Senior Trooper Rao was on duty in Clarendon County when he was struck off the roadway by a pickup as he was assisting a disabled motorist. Senior Trooper Rao died two days later. The driver of the pickup was charged with reckless homicide. Senior Trooper Rao was a four year veteran of the Patrol and was recently assigned to the Patrol’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team. Senior Trooper Rao was a native of Toms River, New Jersey and grew up in Lancaster County.

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