A Wayne County man who fired shots at his ex-girlfriend and nine state troopers is going to prison.

Robert Brundage was sentenced Thursday morning to between eight and 20 years on an attempted homicide charge.

The sentencing was a little more unusual than most.

First, Brundage’s ex-girlfriend who was shot at asked the judge for leniency.

Also, right before he was sentenced, Brundage gave letters of apology to each one of the nine Pennsylvania state troopers he fired shots at.

As Brundage was led out of the Wayne County courthouse, when asked if he was sorry for his crimes and could take back that night in November 2013, Brundage said, “absolutely.”

The 54-year-old admitted to firing five shots at his girlfriend at his home in Sterling Township, pouring gasoline on her and saying “I want you dead.”

When the woman got away, state police responded.

Brundage then fired several shots at troopers and they returned fire.

“This was completely fueled by alcohol that evening. It was completely out of the ordinary for the man I’ve come to know,” defense attorney Corey Kolcharno said.

Brundage’s ex-girlfriend Hope Hernandez asked the judge for leniency in court Thursday calling him a “good” and “loving” man who has an alcohol problem that is a disease.

“She certainly had some forgiveness for Mr. Brundage which I thought came true but the court obviously remembered that she was not the only person involved in that night in November,” Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards said.

Before his sentencing, Brundage handed over letters of apology to each of the state troopers that responded to his home.

In court, Brundage called himself a “dangerous, drunken fool who put all of their lives in danger.”

“My letter expressed remorse for everything and I just have to go on from here,” Brundage said.

As for spending the next eight years behind bars, Brundage said, “there’s nothing much I can do about it. I’m not worried about it. I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do.”

No one was hurt by any of the gunfire two years ago.

The Wayne County DA says this case in particular highlights the dangerous work that state police and other law enforcement officials do every single day.