Category: Breaking News

PBA Files Lawsuit against New York City

For Immediate Release: August 19, 2020 Troopers Union Files Lawsuit against City of New York The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association (NYSTPBA) filed a lawsuit today in New York County Court in Manhattan against the city of New York in reference to New York City Code Section 10-181,… Read More»

PBA Demands Removal of Troopers from NYC

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2020 Troopers’ Union President Demands Removal of Troopers from New York City As President of the New York State Troopers PBA, I am demanding that New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett immediately remove all uniformed State Troopers currently stationed within New York City and… Read More»

Giving Tuesday Now – Signal 30 Benefit Fund

Signal 30 Benefit Fund Participating in Giving Tuesday If you are looking for an organization to support on #GivingTuesdayNow, please consider making even a small donation to the Signal 30 Benefit Fund. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that is taking place today as an emergency response… Read More»

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»