PHILADELPHIA (TBEN) — It has been nine months since two Pennsylvania State soldiers were killed in the line of duty.
On March 21, 2022, Troopers Branden Sisca and Martin Mack were responding to a pedestrian walking along Interstate 95 in South Philadelphia when theyby a suspected drunk driver.
Sisca’s wife was expecting their daughter’s birth at the time of his death, and TBEN Philadelphia learns of his widow for the first time.
“It doesn’t get any easier,” said Brittany Sisca. “It only makes you stronger.”
In an exclusive interview, Brittany Sisca said the past nine months have been anything but easy.
Her husband, Branden, was one of two Pennsylvania State Police officers struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver last March.
“We’ve had so much support through the county, through the state, just through our local community itself,” she said, “and we want to be there for others who had a spouse or family who sacrificed everything as we did.”
Branden Sisca was also the head of the Trappe Fire Company.
Three months after his death, the couple’s daughter, Brynn, was born.
“I think he would make the ultimate girl dad,” said Brittany Sisca.
In honor of her husband, Sisca and Branden’s best friend, Trooper Ross Greenwood, are spearheading the launch of the Trooper Branden Sisca Foundation.
“We are excited to be able to give back to the community that has supported Brynn and me through the toughest of times,” said Sisca.
The foundation will support the families of fallen first responders and raise awareness to help law enforcement get home safely.
“Please don’t drink and drive,” Sisca said. “There is no excuse at this point.”
“Every day across the country, we deal with a first responder, a tow truck driver, who is killed on the job because someone hasn’t moved,” Greenwood said.
The nonprofit organization will also provide an annual scholarship to a student dedicated to public service at Perkiomen Valley High School.
Cyndi Moss is the director.
“It’s very good to see that his name will live on and that he won’t be forgotten,” said Moss.
Sisca says she is grateful for the community’s love and support in keeping her husband’s legacy alive.
The Trooper Branden Sisca Foundation will soon host two fundraising events.
There will be a free spin class at TORQUE Spin, Barre and TRX Studio, located at 328 North Lewis Road in Royersford on Thursday, February 2nd at 6pm. Visitors are encouraged to make a donation.
On Monday 19 June there will be a golf outing at the Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford.