The reward for information leading to the arrest of Ralph “Bucky” Phillips, suspected of shooting a New York State Trooper last month, has grown to $50,000.
The latest addition came from The Trooper Foundation, which offered $25,000. The rest of the money is being offered by the State Troopers PBA ($10,000), the New York City-based organization COP SHOT ($10,000) and the Albany-based law firm of Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O’Shea ($5,000), which works with the PBA.
Also, Trooper Sean Brown, who was shot on June 10, visited the command post in Chautauqua County (Troop A) this week where State Police members continue to search for Phillips. Brown is not yet back to work after being shot in the side during a traffic stop along Route 13 in the town of Veteran, just north of Horseheads.
The PBA supports our members who are working hard to find Phillips, a dangerous escaped convict.
Below are links to articles from The Dunkirk Observer newspaper about the latest developments in the search.
Click here to read the article about Trooper Brown visiting the command post: http://observertoday.com/editorial/articles.asp?articleID=2774
Click here to read the article about the increase in reward money: http://www.observertoday.com/news/articles.asp?articleID=2779