Category: Breaking News

Sgt./SC Jeffrey Cicora Passes From 9/11-Related Illness

The PBA is saddened by the loss of one of our retirees, Sgt./SC Jeffrey Cicora, who passed away on August 10, 2019 from an illness stemming from his assignment in the search and recovery efforts in New York City at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terrorist attack.… Read More»

Recovery of Retired Trooper Craig Foglia

Trooper Craig Foglia, who was seriously injured in May 2017 during a traffic stop when a pickup truck struck his car from behind, and later retired in September 2018, talked about his recovery and positive outlook with 13WHAM (ABC affiliate). To read the story, click here: 

PBA Responds to Attorney General’s Call for Body Cameras

For Immediate Release: The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association (PBA), the union representing uniformed members of the New York State Police, has been actively looking into the issue of body cameras. In light of the report issued by the state’s Attorney General recommending that the State Police equip… Read More»

Murderer of Trooper Sentenced to Life in Prison

Today, overwhelming support was shown by our uniform and plain clothes members in Jefferson County Court as Justin Walters was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering Trooper Joel Davis on July 9, 2017. Last month, a jury found Walters guilty on all 52 counts,… Read More»

Driver Accused of Hitting Trooper Indicted on Assault Charge

A 23-year-old West Islip man was indicted on a charge of third-degree assault with criminal negligence in connection with hitting Trooper Joseph Gallagher while driving distracted in December 2017. Trooper Gallagher was outside of his patrol car assisting a disabled vehicle on the Long Island Expressway westbound ramp to the… Read More»

Shootout Shows Dangers Police Face on Job: Article

Last week, PBA President Tom Mungeer testified during the public safety portion of the Joint Legislative Budget Hearings in Albany. Mungeer highlighted the need for additional manpower and funds to replace high-mileage patrol cars. He also thanked legislators for previous funding that was secured to purchase ballistic panels in patrol cars… Read More»

New Superintendent Lauded by PBA

Statement from New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association President Thomas H. Mungeer about the appointment of Keith Corlett as State Police Superintendent: The PBA applauds Governor Cuomo’s choice for Superintendent of the New York State Police and his recognition of the many fine leaders we have within our ranks… Read More»

Trooper Line-of-Duty Death

The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association mourns the loss of one of our members, Trooper Jeremy J. VanNostrand, who died from injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle accident this morning in front of the barracks where he was stationed. Trooper VanNostrand, 36, had served as a Trooper for six… Read More»

Troopers PBA Congratulates Graduates

For Immediate Release Troopers PBA Congratulates Graduates, Calls for More Manpower The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association congratulates the 158 new Troopers who graduated today from the 207th Session of the New York State Police Academy. These graduating members provide badly-needed manpower to our ranks. The PBA would… Read More»

Funeral for Trooper Clark

Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the country, family and friends paid tribute to Trooper Nicholas Clark during his funeral services this past weekend. Clark, 29, was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 2 while responding to a call of a suicidal man who had… Read More»