New York Trooper Dies in Training Accident
November 21, 2013
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.
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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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