Retired State Police Col. Paul Evanko had a decades-long career with the law enforcement agency and served two terms as commissioner. He was the person in charge of troopers’ response on Sept. 11, 2001. He vividly remembers the day United Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, in Somerset County, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake the cockpit.
Evanko relived that tragic day when he sat down with WITF’s Tim Lambert for an interview as part of a new exhibit, “Witness to History,” at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.
This story was produced by WITF’s Sam Dunklau and Joe Ulrich.