Trooper Plunkett, 27, died on January 5, 1934 as a result of a crash on Kirkland Hill, south of Utica, NY.
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.
A five-year veteran of Troop D, he served numerous substations after joining on October 16, 1928.
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