State Reps. Joe Ciresi and Joe Webster, both D-Montgomery County, have introduced legislation to rename a portion of State Route 4031 in Trappe Borough in honor of Branden T. Sisca, a Trappe resident and one of two troopers struck and killed by a drunk driver earlier this year.
House Bill 2786 would designate part of the route – also known as Main Street – as the Trooper Branden T. Sisca Memorial Highway.
Sisca, 29, and another trooper, Martin F. Mack III, were on duty when they were struck and killed by a drunk driver along a section of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Trooper Sisca served on the Pennsylvania State Police for 13 months. The governor ordered all flags flown at half-staff in honor of both Sisca and Mack.
“The death of State Trooper Branden T. Sisca was a terrible loss for the Trappe community and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Ciresi said. “As both a volunteer firefighter and a state trooper, Trooper Sisca dedicated his life to protecting Pennsylvanians, some he had known all his life, others strangers. To both, his commitment was total. We’ve chosen to rename the section of Main Street after him because it would be close to the Trappe Fire Company where he volunteered for close to half of his life, and this designation would serve as a reminder of his selfless service and sacrifice.”
Born in Norristown on June 23, 1992, State Trooper Sisca and his family were residents of Trappe, and he graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School. He later attended West Chester University to earn a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Eastern Kentucky University for a master’s degree in Safety, Security and Emergency Management.
Since 2008, Trooper Sisca served as a volunteer firefighter with the Trappe Fire Company, where he would go on to serve as treasurer and fire chief. In February 2021, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police, where he graduated from the 161st cadet class and was assigned to a Patrol Section in Philadelphia.
"Trooper Branden T. Sisca embodied the meaning of being a public servant. His selfless commitment to putting the needs of others first made him a pillar of our community,” Webster said. “I am proud to support legislation that will honor his legacy by designating Main Street in the Borough of Trappe as, 'Trooper Branden T. Sisca Memorial Highway.' We are forever grateful for Trooper Sisca's dedication to his community and proud to keep his legacy alive."