Memorial Page – NY State Police Trooper Robert W. Ambrose

Trooper Robert Ambrose, 31, was killed on December 19, 2002, when his troop car was struck from behind by a vehicle on the New York State Thruway in the city of Yonkers.

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Trooper Ambrose was investigating a property damage automobile collision when a speeding vehicle, being operated by a 20-year old intoxicated driver, lost control and struck the rear of his Troop Car. This caused the Troop Car to catch fire and resulted in Trooper Ambrose’s death. A person from the original accident Trooper Ambrose had been investigating and the intoxicated driver were also killed in the crash.

Trooper Ambrose was a five-year veteran of the State Police and had served in Troops K, F and T.  He was assigned to SP Tarrytown at the time of his death.

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Memorial Page – NY State Trooper David W. Cunniff

Trooper Cunniff, 35, died on December 17, 2013, as a result of injuries he received a day prior when his patrol car was struck by a tractor trailer.

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Trooper Cunniff had made a traffic stop on the New York State Thruway in the City of Amsterdam. While he was in the process of issuing a traffic summons, a tractor trailer veered off the roadway and struck his patrol car as well as the vehicle he had stopped.

Trooper Cunniff was a nine-year veteran and was assigned to SP Fultonville at the time of his death.
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