MEMORIAL PAGE – NYSP Trooper John J. Cahill – 90 years ago today

Our memorial pages at Road Safety USA exist to commemorate anybody who has been killed in a crash in the USA at any point in history since motor vehicles were first let loose on an unsuspecting public.

This is why, today, we honor the memory of New York State Police Trooper John J. Cahill who was killed exactly 90 years ago, on February 22, 1930, when he lost control of his motorcycle in Albany, NY.

Trooper John J. Cahill

The State Police write: “…His motorcycle side-swiped a car on the Albany-Schenectady Road (present day Central Avenue, Route 5). Trooper Cahill was in pursuit of a speeder when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck the car.  He was thrown from his motorcycle and died of a fractured skull.

“Trooper Cahill, a native of New York City and a three-year SP veteran, was assigned to Troop G at the Troy Barracks.”


This memorial page has been published here by written permission of the New York State Police.

If any descendants, state police, or family friends wish to add further information or photographs to this page, it would be our privilege to do so in Trooper Cahill’s memory.  If that is the case, please contact us at Road Safety USA.


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