State Police: Trooper dies Sunday on Great Sacandaga Lake

File Photo: A New York State Police boat on Great Sacandaga Lake in 2019
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File Photo: A New York State Police boat on Great Sacandaga Lake in 2019

GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE – A state trooper died Sunday while working on the Great Sacandaga Lake, state police said late Sunday evening.

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The trooper was working on the lake as part of a marine detail, a state police spokeswoman said in a statement.

The circumstances of the trooper’s death remained under investigation.

Update: Trooper who died on Great Sacandaga Lake Sunday identified; Schenectady County resident 

The statement did not indicate when the incident happened or where on the lake the trooper died.

The trooper was not identified pending notification of family.

Update: Trooper who died on Great Sacandaga Lake Sunday identified; Schenectady County resident 

The spokeswoman’s full statement:

“State Police confirm the death of a trooper who was working on the Great Sacandaga Lake Sunday as part of a marine detail. The circumstances of the death are currently under investigation, and more information will be released as it becomes available. The identity of the trooper is being withheld pending notification of family.”

Surrounding sheriff’s offices in Fulton, Saratoga and Montgomery counties issued statements expressing sadness and condolence.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning statement cited the office’s close working partnership between the two agencies:

“The members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are very saddened to hear about the tragic loss of a local New York State Trooper.
We have a very close working partnership with the New York State Police and can imagine the heartbreak they are experiencing.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the entire membership of the New York State Police, family and friends of the lost member.
RIP Trooper, thank you for your service. We are here for you if we can help in anyway!”

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office did the same late Sunday.

“OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE EXTENDED TO THE FAMILY OF THE TROOPER WHO LOST HIS LIFE TODAY AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE NYSP UPON THEIR LOSS OF A FELLOW TROOPER,” the Fulton County Sheriff’s statement read.

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo: “Saddened to learn of the passing of a State Trooper on the Sacandaga yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire State Trooper family.”

The Schenectady Police Department also offered its condolences on its Facebook page:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters of the New York State Police as they mourn the loss of one of their own as well as his family and friends. Our Peer Support Team is here to help any Troopers who may need assistance.”




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