Reality Show Troopers Killed in Remote Alaska Village

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Two Alaska State Troopers who have featured in a reality TV show were killed on Thursday while investigating a report of a person brandishing a gun in a tiny, remote village, officials said.

Local media named the men as Gabriel "Gabe" Rich and Sergeant Patrick "Scott" Johnson. They had appeared on the National Geographic show "Alaska State Troopers," according to the movie and TV website IMDb.

One person was detained, the Alaska Department of Public Safety said in a statement. The village, Tanana, has about 250 residents and is located on the Yukon River, about 45 minutes by plane west of Fairbanks and relatively inaccessible overland.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell said the men had died in a "horrific act", but did not provide details.

"Sandy and I were deeply saddened to learn of the senseless, brutal crime that took the lives of two of Alaska's finest," he said in a statement. "These fallen heroes answered the call to serve and protect, and made the ultimate sacrifice, while keeping our communities safe."

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