Memorial Page – New York State Trooper Peter J. Formosa (1943)

On January 13, 1943, Trooper Peter J. Formosa died as a result of a military auto accident at Hempstead, New York.  At the time, Trooper Formosa was assigned to the U.S. Army, 826th Guard Squadron, Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York.

NYSP Trooper Peter J. Formosa, killed in a crash on Long Island, NY, while seconded to the U.S. Army, 826th Guard Squadron.

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Memorial Page – NY State Police Trooper Raymond A. Plunkett

Trooper Plunkett, 27, died on January 5, 1934 as a result of a crash on Kirkland Hill, south of Utica, NY.

NYSP Trooper Raymond Plunkett

Returning to the Oneida barracks from his residence in Clinton, Trooper Plunkett’s vehicle was forced off the right side of the road.  He lost control and skidded on icy pavement across the road into a ditch striking a pole.  At the hospital, he was being treated for fractures of the jaw and facial bones when he died unexpectedly of a blood clot in his heart.

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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 Police Corporal Harold F. Myers

Corporal Harold Myers, 42, was killed instantly on December 19, 1950, while en route to investigate a hit and run accident.

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Corporal Myers was a passenger in the Troop vehicle when it collided with another car near Amsterdam, New York.

Corporal Myers was the first Troop G member to be killed in the line of duty since Trooper Stanley C. Greene died on February 28, 1936.  Ironically, Corporal Myers served in the Guard of Honor during Trooper Greene’s funeral.
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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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Our RS-USA Road Victims’ Memorial Pages and the New York State Police

News Release

December 17, 2019

On behalf of Road Safety USA, I’m delighted to announce that we have just received written permission from New York State Police [NYSP] that we may publish all of their known memorial records and photographs of troopers who have tragically been killed in the line of duty, either in a crash or by a motor vehicle.

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