Phillips sentenced in Chemung Co. today

Convicted Trooper murderer Ralph Phillips, who yesterday was sentenced with the harshest penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole for shooting and killing Trooper Joseph Longobardo, and 40 years to life for the aggravated attempted murder of Trooper Donald Baker Jr., was additionally sentenced today in Chemung County Court.

Today Phillips was sentenced to 40 years to life, 25 years to life, 15 years and 3 ½-7 years for charges ranging from attempted murder to criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property for shooting Trooper Sean Brown during a traffic stop on June 10. Today’s additional sentences are to be served concurrently, but served consecutively to the sentences imposed yesterday.

The State Troopers PBA applauds the courage of Trooper Sean Brown, as well as his father and sister, for making statements at today’s sentencing in Chemung County. We are thankful Trooper Brown recovered from his gunshot injuries and has returned to duty.

PBA First Vice President Thomas Mungeer and Troop E Delegate Vincent Hill attended the sentencing in Chemung County Court today. They were joined by numerous State Police members at the courthouse who showed their support for Trooper Brown.