Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday honored 63 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to communities across New York State. The officers from eight local and state law enforcement agencies were recognized at the annual Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony in Albany.
With the addition of the names of the 54 men and nine women — the most ever honored in one year — the memorial now includes the names of 1,567 police officers.
Among those honored was Southern Tier Trooper Nicholas F. Clark. Last July he eesponded to a report of a suicidal male at the home of his estranged wife in Steuben County. The man exited the home and fired one round from a shotgun, mortally wounding Trooper Clark.
– Michael Baldwin