The New York State Troopers PBA mourns the loss of one of our members, Trooper Timothy P. Pratt, a dedicated public servant who made the ultimate sacrifice. Tragically, Trooper Pratt is the 21st member of the New York State Police to die in the line of duty since 2006.
“Trooper Pratt was a dedicated Trooper who was proud to put on his uniform every day and serve the citizens of New York state,” Mungeer said. “His presence will be missed by his family, friends and fellow Troopers. We will never forget his sacrifice.”
As Trooper Pratt’s tragic death illustrates, the job of a New York State Trooper is difficult and dangerous, and no day is ever routine.
Troopers share a unique bond and as such, form a tight-knit family across New York state as well as the entire country. Any time a Trooper is injured or killed, all Troopers, both active and retired, feel sorrow and empathy.
The PBA, as the labor union, will assist with arrangements for the line-of-duty death funeral, as well as assist Trooper Pratt’s family and fellow Troopers with whatever needs arise.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Pratt’s family, friends and fellow Troopers.