In two separate incidents this week, suspects fired guns at New York State Troopers. In the most recent incident on Thursday afternoon, Troopers and sheriff’s deputies were searching for a fugitive in the town of Russell in St. Lawrence County when a Trooper and his K-9 partner were fired upon. Thankfully, neither was hit. While initial reports indicated the K-9 was struck by gunfire, after examination by veterinarians it was determined the K-9 had not been shot. The fugitive was shot dead by a Trooper at the scene.
Not only do New York State Troopers risk their lives to serve and protect the public, but also their K-9 partners work selflessly in incredibly dangerous and difficult situations. We are thankful that our Troopers and the K-9 partner were not injured by gunfire this week.