2 Alaska State Troopers Killed

Posted at 3:04 AM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 03:41:16-04

generic-police-lights5 picTANANA, Ala., (CNN, May 2, 2014) — Two Alaska State Troopers were killed in the town of Tanana in the central part of the state, authorities said Thursday.

One person has been detained. No details on their deaths were immediately available. An investigation is under way.

Gov. Sean Parnell mourned the loss.

“These fallen heroes answered the call to serve and protect, and made the ultimate sacrifice, while keeping our communities safe,” the governor said in a statement. “May God and the loving support of grateful Alaskans bring comfort to the families of these courageous men.”

Tanana is a remote community of 300 people along the Yukon River. It’s about 130 miles west of Fairbanks.