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New York Trooper Dies in Training Accident

November 21, 2013  | 

Trooper Ross Riley. Photo: Facebook
Trooper Ross Riley. Photo: Facebook

A New York State trooper died following a fall at Letchworth State Park Wednesday afternoon.

Trooper Ross Riley, 44, fell about 30 feet from a ledge into Wolf Creek during a training exercise, according to state police. "The other two troopers who were with him descended immediately, they performed advanced aid and life-saving measures, he was put into the stretcher and hoisted up to the top of the cliff,"  New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico told WHAM TV.

Riley was a member of a special operations unit that performs mountain rescues in addition to other missions.

Comments (4)

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Julio Velez @ 11/21/2013 12:43 PM

May you rest in peace Brother, you have done your time in hell!

Ofc. R.S. Gould @ 11/21/2013 3:51 PM

Courage, Bravery, Dedication! Thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and fellow Troopers.

Trigger @ 11/21/2013 5:01 PM

Brother Ross may the Good Lord hold you and your family close. Thank you for your service to this great Country and to the State of New York.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/22/2013 3:43 AM

My Condolences to Trooper Riley's family and his agency.

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