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Broome County Remembers Deputy Sheriff Kevin Tarsia


As State Troopers are mourning the loss of Nicholas Clark, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office is taking time to remember one of their own.  July 4th marked 16 years since Deputy Sheriff Kevin Tarsia was shot and killed in Kirkwood.  Tarsia was patrolling Grange Hall Park when he came across a group of men transferring stolen guns from one vehicle to another.  He was shot 15 times, before they ran him over and fled in his vehicle.  Members of the sheriff’s office remember Tarsia as being a free-spirit, and someone with an infectious laugh.  One of Tarsia’s killers, David Sweat, escaped Clinton Correctional Facility back in 2015, leading to one of the biggest manhunts in the state’s history.  Sweat was captured 3 weeks later and sent to a different prison.