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ASHLEY - Law enforcement officers throughout Luzerne, Columbia and Schuylkill counties including Harrisburg Capital Hill Police attended the funeral services for Trooper Royce Engler Tuesday morning.

Engler, 27, of Dorrance Township, died as a result of a motorcycle crash while he was off-duty in Montour Township in Columbia County.

Engler was assigned to Troop N based in West Hazleton, and graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey in December 2008. His father, Royce Engler, is the police chief in Wright Township.

A state trooper was stationed outside the George Strish Funeral Home on Main Street, Ashley, since Friday.

Funeral services were held in St. James Lutheran Church with burial in Emmanuel Cemetery in Dorrance Township.

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