Services held for Trooper Larry Gleason, killed in the line duty

Services held for Trooper Larry Gleason, killed in the line of duty
By: PBA, 2002-02-21

The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. would like to extend its sincere gratitude to everyone who attended calling hours for Trooper Larry Gleason, as well as to the more than 1,200 law enforcement personnel who attended Trooper Gleason’s funeral service on February 16.

Trooper Gleason was murdered by a suspect on February 11, 2002 in Crown Point, New York. While Trooper Gleason was taking a domestic disturbance report from a woman, the female’s ex-boyfriend arrived and began shooting from outside the home with a rifle. One of the shots fatally wounded Trooper Gleason. The gunman then killed his ex-girlfriend and killed himself.

Trooper Gleason, 28, graduated from the New York State Police Academy in May 2001 and was stationed at SP Schroon Lake in Troop B at the time of his death.

A funeral service for Trooper Gleason was held at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell, the Trooper’s hometown. Governor George E. Pataki and State Police Superintendent James W. McMahon spoke during the service, and Hornell Mayor Shawn Hogan and State Police Lt. Richard Oyer Jr. provided scripture readings.

A funeral procession included New York State Police motorcycles and the Pipe and Drum Band.

Troopers from at least a dozen states attended the funeral. In addition, officers representing municipal police departments from across New York state, including the New York City Police Department, attended as a show of support.

Following the funeral service, the PBA hosted a reception for all family members, friends and law enforcement personnel in attendance.

The PBA mourns the loss of one of our own, Trooper Gleason, and we send our thoughts and prayers to the Gleason family.

Below is a link to a memorial web page that features a photo of and tribute to Trooper Gleason.