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NY State Police to Honor 4 Troopers Killed in Line of Duty

The four men were killed in 2013 while serving with the New York State Police.

New York State Police will honor four of their brothers who were killed in the line of duty in 2013. 

The four troopers will be honored during the 38th Annual Memorial Service and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 7, at the New York State Police Academy in Albany. The service starts at 10 a.m., and will be followed by the annual awards ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

In 2013, the New York State Police lost four members to line of duty deaths: 
  • Winston I. Martindale – Troop F
  • William P. Keane – Troop A
  • Ross M. Riley – Troop H Field Command
  • David W. Cunniff – Troop T
These four members and all deceased State Police members will be honored at this year’s service.
Following the memorial service, New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico will present the following awards:
Brummer Award – The New York State Police’s Highest Award for Bravery
  • Trooper Nichole K. Turck – Troop D
  • Trooper Scott D. Whitmore – Troop D
Superintendent’s Commendation Awards

Troop A
  • Senior Investigator Christopher S. Weber

Troop D
  • Investigator Gary A. Darstein
  • Sergeant Jeffrey M. Cicora
  • Trooper James E. Issakainen
Troop E
  • Sergeant John E. Roe
  • Trooper Lindsey A. Stephenson (Troop A)
  • Trooper Daniel R. Monheim
  • Trooper Joseph J. Danahy
  • Investigator Thomas Crowley
  • Investigator Jeffery T. Arnold                        
Troop F
  • Trooper Joseph C. Kolek
  • Trooper Christopher V. Williams
Troop K
  • Sergeant Paul E. Strobel
  • Trooper David G. Rose Jr.
CNET – Community Narcotics Enforcement Team
  • Investigator Robert S. Jiampetti, Jr.
  • Investigator David Ferro (Special Investigations Unit)
H – Field Command 
  • Trooper Arthur Kakis
  • Trooper Mark Ennis
  • Technical Sergeant James Torhan (Aviation-Newburgh)
Superintendent’s Unit Citation Award
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
George M. Searle Memorial Award
  • Senior Investigator Dennis J. Moessner - Academy    
Trooper William V. McDonagh Award
  • Sergeant Thomas E. Kelly – Troop A
Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Traffic Safety Award
  • Trooper Mark D. Baney – Troop F
Civilian Employee Recognition Award
  • Mr. Raymond G. Giganti – Aviation
  • Mrs. Deborah A. Robbins - Personnel
  • Ms. Valerie J. Wilgocki – Pistol Permit Bureau
Supervisor Recognition Award
  • First Sergeant Thomas J. Yacovone – Troop L
  • Mr. Bradley J. Brown – Forensic Investigation Center

jon bay May 08, 2014 at 07:28 PM
Good job to all. Congrats and thanks!!!!!!!


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