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New York State Police

Brian Falb

Trooper Brian S. Falb - New York State Police

End of Watch: Monday, March 13, 2017

Trooper Brian Falb died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.

Trooper Falb had served with the New York State Police for 18 years and was assigned to Troop B. He is survived by his wife and four children.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed two of four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. After the impact of the first plane, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved.

As the evacuation continued, the first tower unexpectedly collapsed due as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The second tower collapsed a short time later. 71 law enforcement officers, 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were killed at the World Trade Center site.

A third hijacked plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania when the passengers attempted to re-take control of the plane. One law enforcement officer, who was a passenger on the plane, was killed in that crash.

The fourth hijacked plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, killing almost 200 military and civilian personnel. No law enforcement officers were killed at the Pentagon.

The terrorist attacks resulted in the declaration of war against the Taliban regime, the illegal rulers of Afghanistan, and the al Qaeda terrorist network which also was based in Afghanistan.

On September 9, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11, 2001, were posthumously awarded the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President George W. Bush.

The contamination in the air at the World Trade Center site caused many rescue personnel to become extremely ill, and eventually led to the death of several rescue workers.

On May 1, 2011 members of the United States military conducted a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was hiding. During the raid, they shot and killed bin Laden.

https://www.odmp.org/officer/23171-trooper-brian-s-falb

Timothy Pratt

Trooper Timothy P. Pratt - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday October 26, 2016

Trooper Timothy Pratt was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting a lost motorist on the 300 block of Ballard Road in Wilton, New York, at approximately 6:15 am.

He was just beginning his shift when he observed a tractor trailer parked in the center turn lane in front of the State Police barracks. After speaking to the driver and providing him directions, Trooper Pratt stepped off the cab of the truck. As he stepped onto the roadway he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Trooper Pratt was transported to a local hospital before being flown to Albany Medical Center Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries approximately three hours after being struck.

Trooper Pratt had served with the New York State Police for 29 years. He is survived by his daughter, two sons, and fiancee.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/23000-trooper-timothy-p-pratt

Paul Stuewer

Investigator Paul R. Stuewer - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Investigator Paul Stuewer succumbed from cancer that he developed while assigned to recovery operations at the World Trade Center site following the September 11th, 2001, Terrorist Attacks.

Investigator Stuewer had served with the New York State Police for 26 years. He is survived by his wife, six children, and parents.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed two of four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. After the impact of the first plane, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved.

As the evacuation continued, the first tower unexpectedly collapsed due as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The second tower collapsed a short time later. 71 law enforcement officers, 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were killed at the World Trade Center site.

A third hijacked plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania when the passengers attempted to re-take control of the plane. One law enforcement officer, who was a passenger on the plane, was killed in that crash.

The fourth hijacked plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, killing almost 200 military and civilian personnel. No law enforcement officers were killed at the Pentagon.

The terrorist attacks resulted in the declaration of war against the Taliban regime, the illegal rulers of Afghanistan, and the al Qaeda terrorist network which also was based in Afghanistan.

On September 9, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11, 2001, were posthumously awarded the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President George W. Bush.

The contamination in the air at the World Trade Center site caused many rescue personnel to become extremely ill, and eventually led to the death of several rescue workers.

On May 1, 2011 members of the United States military conducted a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was hiding. During the raid, they shot and killed bin Laden.

https://www.odmp.org/officer/23008-investigator-paul-r-stuewer

Donald Fredenburg

Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg - New York State Police

End of Watch: Friday, March 13, 2015

Trooper Donald Fredenburg suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a morning training run at the New York State Police Academy.

He and other newly sworn in troopers had just begun their run around the SUNY Albany campus when he suddenly collapsed. Academy staff immediately provided medical attention, including the use of an AED, which restarted his heart. He was transported to Albany Medical Center where he passed away at approximately 7:30 am.

Trooper Fredenburg was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had been sworn in as a New York State trooper only two weeks prior. He is survived by his wife and parents.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/22412-trooper-donald-r-fredenburg

Christopher Skinner

Trooper Christopher Skinner - New York State Police

End of Watch: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Trooper Christopher Skinner was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on I-81 in Broome County.

He was conducting a traffic stop just north of Exit 6, between Chenango Bridge and Castle Creek, when he was struck. The driver who struck him continued driving up the interstate until stopping and running into the woods. He was apprehended approximately one hour later following a search of the area.

Trooper Skinner had served with the New York State Police for 13 years and was assigned to the Traffic Incident Management. He was survived by two children, mother, brother, and fiance.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/22084-trooper-christopher-skinner

David Cunniff

Trooper David Cunniff - New York State Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Trooper David Cunniff succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when his patrol car was struck from behind by a tractor trailer at approximately 8:00 pm.

He had made a traffic stop of the speeding vehicle on the New York State Thruway, at Exit 27, and was stopped on the shoulder when the semi hit him cruiser from behind. The impact caused him to become partially ejected. He was transported to a local hospital with massive injuries but succumbed to those injuries the following day.

Trooper Cunniff had served with the New York State Police for nine years and was assigned to Troop T. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21890-trooper-david-cunniff

Ross Riley

Trooper Ross M. Riley - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Trooper Ross Riley died after falling approximately 30-feet while participating in a high-angle rescue training exercise in Letchworth State Park.

As part of the exercise a life-size dummy had been placed on a ledge of a cliff over Wolf Creek. Trooper Riley, a paramedic for the agency, and two other troopers rappelled to the ledge and secured the dummy to a stretcher. As other personnel began to lift the stretcher Trooper Riley fell backwards and dropped approximately 30 feet into Wolf Creek, suffering severe head injuries.

The other two troopers immediately descended to his location and administered aid. He was transported to Wyoming County Community Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Riley was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Persian Gulf War and had served with the New York State Police for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21870-trooper-ross-m-riley

Winston Martindale

Trooper Winston I Martindale - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Trooper Winston Martindale succumbed to injuries sustained on May 9th, 2011, after responding to the scene of a plane crash in Wawayanda, New York.

Trooper Martindale was one of the first responding units to a crash involving two small planes that had collided. During the response he fell on a piece of equipment and suffered internal injuries and internal bleeding. Despite the injuries, he continued his efforts to free the two pilots from the wreckage.

After clearing the scene several hours later it was determined that he had suffered severe injuries. He underwent several surgeries over the following two years but succumbed as a result of the injuries and complications on July 24th, 2013.

Trooper Martindale was a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. He had served with the New York State Police for seven years and was assigned to Troop F. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents, sister, and brother.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21805-trooper-winston-i-martindale

 Amanda  Anna

Trooper Amanda Anna - New York State Police

End of Watch: Saturday, May 26, 2012

Trooper Amanda Anna was killed in a single vehicle crash along Route 37 in Hastings, New York.

At approximately 11:25 pm, her Chevrolet Tahoe patrol vehicle went out of control on a curve and overturned several times after striking a guardrail. Trooper Anna was transported to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries at about 5:25 am the following morning.

Trooper Anna had served with the New York State Police for six years. She is survived by her 4-year-old son, mother, and fiance.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21271-trooper-amanda-anna

Jill Mattice

Trooper Jill E. Mattice - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trooper Jill Mattice was killed when her patrol car collided with a tractor trailer on Route 23, in the town of Morris, Otsego County. She had just left the school where she was assigned as a school resource officer when the crash occurred.

Trooper Mattice had served with the New York State Police for six and a half years. She is survived by her husband, parents, and brother. Trooper Mattice was the first female New York State Trooper to die in the line of duty.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/20242-trooper-jill-e-mattice

David   Lane

Trooper David J. Lane - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trooper David Lane was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol in the town of Catskill.

He was traveling north on State Route 32 when he attempted to pass another northbound vehicle. The vehicles made contact and Trooper Lane's vehicle drove off the roadway and struck a telephone pole, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

Trooper Lane had served with the New York State Police for four years and was assigned to the Catskill Station. He had previously served with the United States Army in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/20108-trooper-david-j-lane

Shawn   Snow

Trooper Shawn W. Snow - New York State Police

End of Watch: Sunday, August 3, 2008

Trooper Shawn Snow was electrocuted while assisting a driver changing a flat tire on an antique fire truck in Ogdensburg.

As Trooper Snow and the truck's driver worked on the tire, the fire truck's ladder came in contact with overhead power lines. Trooper Snow and the truck driver were both killed instantly.

Trooper Snow had served with the New York State Police for 19 years and was assigned to Troop B. He is survived by his wife and children.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/19489-trooper-shawn-w-snow

David Brinkerhoff

Trooper David Brinkerhoff - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Trooper David Brinkerhoff was accidentally shot and killed by another officer during an intense gun battle while taking part in a manhunt for an assailant who had shot and wounded a New York State Trooper the previous day.

On April 24, 2007, a New York State Trooper stopped a stolen vehicle at the Sunoco Country Store located on Main Street in Margaretville. As he approached the vehicle, the suspect opened fire, striking the trooper on his vest, and then fleeing into the woods. Members of the New York State Police, Delaware County Sheriff's Department, and several other surrounding agencies mobilized to search for the suspect.

The following day, Trooper Brinkerhoff and six members of the Mobile Response Team were searching for the suspect in a home on Cemetery Road in Margaretville after a burglar alarm signal was received by local police. Trooper Brinkerhoff and another trooper entered a room on the second floor of the home when the suspect opened fire, striking him in the chest. That round was deflected by his bullet resistant vest. An intense, close quarters, gun battle ensued between the suspect and four troopers. During that exchange of gunfire, one trooper was wounded by the suspect and Trooper Brinkerhoff was accidentally shot and killed by another trooper. The remaining troopers pulled their fellow officers to safety and withdrew from the house.

Police surrounded the home and after a nine and a half hour standoff police again approached the home, firing tear gas. As they gained entry, the house began to burn, and within minutes was fully engulfed in flames. Police were unable to gain entry into the home due to the fire. After extinguishing the fire, officers found that the suspect has been fatally wounded by Trooper Brinkerhoff in the earlier gun battle and had died.

Trooper Brinkerhoff had served with the New York State Police for 8 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and seven month old daughter. He was assigned to the Mobile Response Team.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/18854-trooper-david-brinkerhoff

Joseph Longobardo

Trooper Joseph Anthony Longobardo - New York State Police

End of Watch: Sunday, September 3, 2006

Trooper Joseph Longobardo succumbed to a gunshot wound inflicted two days earlier when he and another trooper were ambushed while searching for an escaped convict in Chautauqua County.

Earlier, the escapee had shot and wounded a New York State trooper on June 10, 2006, during a traffic stop.

The escapee was the focus of a manhunt since the initial shooting and had been receiving assistance from friends and family in an effort to evade arrest. Trooper Longobardo and his fellow trooper were conducting surveillance on the home of a relative of the escapee when the convict shot them both with a high powered rifle. The wounded trooper was shot in the back, with the bullet penetrating his vest and exiting from his abdomen. Trooper Longobardo suffered a severed artery when he was shot in the leg.

Both troopers were transported to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. Trooper Longobardo underwent a leg amputation surgery in an attempt to save his life. However, he succumbed to the wound the day following the surgery.

The suspect was apprehended in Pennsylvania on September 8, 2006, one day after being added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. On November 29th, 2006, he plead guilty to the murder of Trooper Longobardo. He was sentenced to life in prison on December 19, 2006.

Trooper Longobardo was a member of the Air National Guard, served as a member of the United States Marine Corps, and had served with the New York State Police for 8 years. He is survived by his wife and 1-year-old son.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/18479-trooper-joseph-anthony-longobardo

Lawrence  Gleason

Trooper Lawrence P. "Larry" Gleason - New York State Police

End of Watch: Monday, February 11, 2002

Trooper Lawrence Gleason was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance call in Crown Point, New York.

He was talking to the female complainant at approximately 0900 hours when the male suspect arrived at the residence. The male then fired three shots into the home with a rifle, fatally wounding Trooper Gleason. The fatal round struck Trooper Gleason in the back, penetrating his vest. The suspect then entered the home, murdered his girlfriend, and then committed suicide.

Trooper Gleason had been employed with the New York State Police for one year, and is survived by his fiancée, parents, and sisters.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/16200-trooper-lawrence-p-larry-gleason

T. Kelly

Trooper T. Michael Kelly - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Trooper T. Michael Kelly and Trooper Kenneth Poormon were killed when their cruiser was struck by a tractor-trailer as they were making a U-turn.

The two officers were patrolling on State Route 28 in Ulster County, New York, when they made the U-turn in an attempt to stop a traffic violator. Both officers were killed instantly.

Trooper Kelly had been employed with the New York State Police for 22 years, and is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/15396-trooper-t-michael-kelly

Kenneth Poormon

Trooper Kenneth A. Poormon - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Trooper Kenneth Poormon and Trooper Truscott Kelly were killed when their cruiser was struck by a tractor-trailer as they were making a U-turn.

The two officers were patrolling on State Route 28 in Ulster County, New York, when they made the U-turn in an attempt to stop a traffic violator. Both officers were killed instantly.

Trooper Poormon had been employed with the New York State Police for less than a year.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/15397-trooper-kenneth-a-poormon

Thomas Hudson

Trooper Thomas F. Hudson - New York State Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 26, 1985

Trooper Hudson was killed when a tractor trailer struck the rear of his patrol car on I-87 in Saratoga. Trooper Hudson had stopped behind another disabled tractor trailer when the incident happened. The driver of the disabled vehicle was killed also.

Trooper Hudson had served with the New York State Police for 15 years and was assigned to Saratoga at the time.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/6801-trooper-thomas-f-hudson

Paul  Ashburn

Trooper Paul Ashburn - New York State Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 26, 1983

Trooper Ashburn was killed when a tractor-trailer struck him and the vehicle he had stopped for a traffic infraction.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/1325-trooper-paul-ashburn

Brian  Rovnak

Trooper Brian N. Rovnak - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 2, 1983

Trooper Rovnak was killed in an accident on I-84 while he and his partner were en route to meet other troopers. Trooper Rovnak was a Vietnam War veteran and had been with the agency for 16 years.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/11575-trooper-brian-n-rovnak

 James Kelly, Jr.

Trooper James A. Kelly, Jr. - New York State Police

End of Watch: Friday August 8, 1980

Trooper James Kelly was killed when a vehicle operated by an intoxicated driver crossed the double yellow lines and struck his patrol car sending it airborne.

The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated and criminal negligent homicide.

Trooper Kelly had served with the New York State Police for seven years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/7416-trooper-james-a-kelly-jr

Emerson  Dillon, Jr.

Trooper Emerson J. Dillon, Jr. - New York State Police

End of Watch: Thursday, October 24, 1974

Trooper Emerson Dillon was shot and killed after stopping a suspicious vehicle on the New York State Thruway near Canastota.

Unknown to Trooper Dillon, the two occupants had just committed an armed robbery and were fleeing the scene. Trooper Dillon approached the car and removed one of the suspects. During the ensuing scuffle the second occupant exited the car and shot Trooper Dillon. Before he died Trooper Dillon was able to return fire, striking the suspect vehicle as it fled.

Two suspects were apprehended later that day. A third suspect was apprehended the following day in New York City. The suspect who shot Trooper Dillon was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. One of the other two suspects died in prison while serving a 25-year sentence.

Trooper Dillon was assigned to Troop T and had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/4103-trooper-emerson-j-dillon-jr

John  Cotter

Investigator John F. Cotter - New York State Police

End of Watch: Saturday, November 21, 1970

Investigator Cotter was killed in an automobile accident on Route 17, in Sullivan County, while returning to the Middletown Station after testifying in a trial.

Investigator Cotter was assigned to the Middletown Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/3497-investigator-john-f-cotter

John George

Trooper John G. George - New York State Police

End of Watch: Sunday, March 1, 1970

Trooper George died after being overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning. He and his partner had parked on the side of Route 5 in the Village of Herkimer to complete their daily reports. The tailpipes of their patrol car were blocked by a snow bank, which lead to the car filling with the carbon monoxide. When the two troopers were discovered they were taken to Herkimer Memorial Hospital. Trooper George's partner recovered but Trooper George died as a result of the exposure.

Trooper George had served with the New York State Police for 8 years.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/5382-trooper-john-g-george

Richard Juna

Trooper Richard T. Juna - New York State Police

End of Watch: Sunday, February 8, 1970

Troper Juna was killed in an automobile accident on State Highway 7 near Otego while reporting for work.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/7304-trooper-richard-t-juna

William Doyle

Trooper William G. Doyle - New York State Police

End of Watch: Thursday, December 14, 1967

Trooper William Doyle was shot and killed while pursuing a stolen car. The car had been stolen from the Griffins Air Force Base by two escaped mental patients. When they stole the vehicle a loaded .270 rifle was inside the vehicle. As Trooper Doyle pursued the stolen car one of the suspects opened fire, shattering the front and back window of the patrol car, killing Trooper Doyle. Trooper Doyle's body was found by his brother, who was also a trooper working in the same district.

One suspect later shot and killed the other suspect because he wanted to hold his wife and children hostage. The second suspect then surrendered.

Trooper Doyle had been with the agency for five years.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/4285-trooper-william-g-doyle

Ronald Donahue

Trooper Ronald J. Donahue - New York State Police

End of Watch: Saturday, May 23, 1959

Trooper Donahue was shot and killed after he and his partner attempted to arrest a group of men who were creating a disturbance outside the courthouse. Trooper Donahue and his partner had arrested a suspect earlier in the day and brought him in front of a judge for arraignment. After the arraignment the suspect's friends created a disturbance outside of the courthouse. When Trooper Donahue and his partner attempted to arrest the men a struggle ensued and one of the suspects gained control of Trooper Donahue's gun. The suspect shot and wounded Trooper Donahue's partner and shot and killed Trooper Donahue. Trooper Donahue's partner was able to return fire and wound the suspect, who was then taken into custody.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter on June 24, 1960. He received a suspended sentence and was placed on probation for five years. The Association of Former New York State Troopers charged that Franklin County court officials had grossly mishandled the case. The general public was outraged.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/4174-trooper-ronald-j-donahue

Kenneth Devitt

Trooper Kenneth N. Devitt - New York State Police

End of Watch: Friday, February 19, 1937

Trooper Devitt was injured on August 21, 1931 when a vehicle struck his motorcycle while parked on the side of Route 5 in Canastota. Trooper Devitt's leg was fractured and a motorcycle spoke pierced his leg. He developed Bright's disease as a result of his injury and died on February 19, 1937.

Trooper Devitt had served with the agency for 7 years.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/4052-trooper-kenneth-n-devitt

Stanley Greene

Trooper Stanley C. Greene - New York State Police

End of Watch: Friday, February 28, 1936

Trooper Greene was killed when his motorcycle stuck the back of a bakery truck. Trooper Greene had tried to catch his hat, which had blown off when the truck in front of him slowed to make a turn.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/5714-trooper-stanley-c-greene

Thomas Lynes

Trooper Thomas C. Lynes - New York State Police

End of Watch: Monday, June 3, 1935

Trooper Lynes was killed when his automobile left the road, struck a road sign and crashed through trees in to a gully on Route 9G in Dutchess County.

Trooper Lynes had served with the New York State Police for 16 months and was assigned to a special unit that was directly responsible for protecting New York State Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Trooper Lynes was survived by his wife, son, and daughter (who was born after his death).

http://www.odmp.org/officer/8367-trooper-thomas-c-lynes

George  Van Antwerp

Trooper George J. Van Antwerp - New York State Police

End of Watch: Thursday, August 23, 1934

Trooper Van Antwerp was killed when his motorcycle collided with an automobile that was making a turn into a gas station in Albany County, New York.

Trooper Van Antwerp had been with the agency for five years.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/13558-trooper-george-j-van-antwerp

Martin Ryan

Corporal Martin E. Ryan - New York State Police

End of Watch: November 25, 1931

Corporal Ryan was killed in a automobile accident that occurred on the Loon Lake-Plattsburgh Road, 20 miles from Saranac Lake. Corporal Ryan was returning from a burglary investigation when his car left the road and overturned in a ditch near the Hamlet of Riverview.

Corporal Ryan had been with the agency for seven years.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/11667-corporal-martin-e-ryan

John   Frey

Sergeant John E. Frey - New York State Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 18, 1931

Sergeant Frey was shot and killed by a prisoner he was transporting. Sergeant Frey was transporting the suspect in the suspec's own vehicle while another Trooper was transporting another suspect in a police vehicle. Unknown to Sergeant Frey, there was a gun hidden in the vehicle and the suspect was able to reach that gun. The suspect overtook and disarmed the other Trooper, and freed his friend from custody. Both suspects returned to where Sergeant Frey was standing by the road and killed him in an exchange of gunfire. A few days later both suspects were captured after a gunfight with police in McAlester, Oklahoma.

Both suspects were convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years to life Febuary 13, 1932. They were both paroled in 1952. One was sent back to prison in 1954 for burglarizing a tavern near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was paroled again in 1964, but was returned to prison a short time later for violating his parole.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/5124-sergeant-john-e-frey

Leroy  Baker

Corporal Leroy John Baker - New York State Police

End of Watch: Sunday, August 24, 1930

Corporal Baker was electrocuted when he attempted to move a utility pole from a roadway in Newkirks. Corporal Baker was the first Trooper on the scene of a car accident that snapped a utility pole, which fell and blocked the Caroga Lake-Johnstown Road. He was in the process of removing the pole from the highway when he accidentally touched a wire carrying 2,300 volts.

Trooper Baker had been with the agency for nine years.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/1428-corporal-leroy-john-baker

 John Cahill

Trooper John J. Cahill - New York State Police

End of Watch: Saturday, February 22, 1930

Trooper Cahill was killed instantly when his motorcycle sideswiped a car on the Albany-Schenectady Road in the Town of Colonie. Trooper Cahill was in pursuit of a speeding car when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck another car. He was thrown from his motorcycle and died of a fractured skull.

Trooper Cahill had been with the agency for three years.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/2657-trooper-john-j-cahill

Andrew Lawrence

Trooper Andrew J. Lawrence - New York State Police

End of Watch: Friday, September 17, 1926

Trooper Andrew Lawrence sustained a serious leg injury when the motorcycle he was operating was forced from the road near the City of Hudson. His leg was pinned beneath his machine and was so badly crushed that it was amputated at the Hudson City Hospital. He died five days after the accident from complications caused by gangrene infection.

Trooper Lawrence had been employed with the New York State Police for 4 years.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/7961-trooper-andrew-j-lawrence

Roy Donivan

Trooper Roy A. Donivan - New York State Police

End of Watch: Monday, October 8, 1923

Trooper Donivan was shot and killed while he and three other plainclothes officers patrolled Wilton Road in Saratoga County after a rash of robberies. They were flagged down by a man who had parked a vehicle across the roadway. When the they stopped the man attempted to rob them and a gunfight ensued in which Trooper Donivan was fatally wounded. Three suspects were apprehended following his murder.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/4182-trooper-roy-a-donivan

Harold  Mattice

Corporal Harold C. Mattice - New York State Police

End of Watch: Saturday, April 28, 1923

Corporal Harold Mattice was shot and killed by a suspect while investigating an arson call. The suspect was on parole for raping his niece and was hiding in the home. When the officers approached the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Corporal Mattice. The suspect then committed suicide.

Corporal Mattice was survived by his wife, young son, and a daughter that was born one month after his death. Trooper Mattice was the first New York State Trooper to die by gunfire and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Berne, New York.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/8707-corporal-harold-c-mattice

James Skiff

Lieutenant James N. Skiff - New York State Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 25, 1920

Trooper Skiff succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident one week earlier when the sidecar he was riding in struck a trolley car in Ogdensburg.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/12322-lieutenant-james-n-skiff