Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHLed by Fountain Hill Fire Department’s aerial ladder truck, a procession of about two dozen fire and rescue units parade silently, lights, no sirens, past St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill, noon Nov. 12 in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth J. Kelly, who was shot and critically wounded in an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop Nov PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHLed by Fountain Hill Fire Department’s aerial ladder truck, a procession of about two dozen fire and rescue units parade silently, lights, no sirens, past St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill, noon Nov. 12 in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth J. Kelly, who was shot and critically wounded in an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop Nov
Firefighters from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department, in the fire company’s newest engine, files silently by St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly who is recovering in the hospital from critical gunshot wounds after an exchange of gunfire with a motorist stopped for a traffic violation along Route 33 Nov. 7. Firefighters from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department, in the fire company’s newest engine, files silently by St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly who is recovering in the hospital from critical gunshot wounds after an exchange of gunfire with a motorist stopped for a traffic violation along Route 33 Nov. 7.
Firefighters from Eastern Salisbury Fire Department, in the fire company’s rugged brush truck, one of four units from the department, passes silently by St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly who is recovering in the hospital from critical gunshot wounds after an exchange of gunfire with a motorist stopped for a traffic Firefighters from Eastern Salisbury Fire Department, in the fire company’s rugged brush truck, one of four units from the department, passes silently by St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly who is recovering in the hospital from critical gunshot wounds after an exchange of gunfire with a motorist stopped for a traffic

First responders show support for trooper

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Some two dozen fire, police and EMS units from across Lehigh and Northampton counties staged a silent parade Nov. 12, with red lights flashing, but no sirens, past the St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill, in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly who is recovering in that hospital after being seriously wounded in a shootout with a motorist stopped for a traffic violation in Plainfield Township Nov. 7.

The first responder units staged at the Masonic Temple, near Brighton Street, Fountain Hill, before the noontime hospital drive by along Ostrum Street, Fountain Hill.

Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley media outlets set up cameras across the street from the hospital trauma unit emergency room where Kelly was flown by a Medivac unit after an incident Nov. 7. Kelly was shot several times and received wounds to his neck, shoulder and thigh in the shooting following a traffic stop by another trooper along Route 33.

Trooper Ryan Seiple had stopped the vehicle for speeding and given the driver a citation when Seiple allegedly suspected the driver was under the influence. As the driver was pulling away, he stopped to ask how to pay his fine. Seiple saw evidence of drug paraphernalia and called Kelly for backup. A vicious fight ensued when the troopers attempted to arrest the suspect, of Monroe County. The suspect allegedly got away from troopers, retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and opened fire, hitting Kelly several times.

Clary was arrested later at Easton Hospital where he went for treatment of wounds incurred in the gunfight.

Hospital authorities say Kelly’s actions in self-applying a tourniquet to his severely bleeding thigh probably saved his life.

A firefighter from Plainfield Township was in telephone contact with the trooper’s family as the line of first responders approached the hospital and said Kelly was at a vantage point to see the units pass by in their show of support.