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Killer of NY Trooper to be Set Free After Union Loses Appeal

December 18, 2017  | 

John Ruzas, the man convicted of killing New York State Trooper Emerson Dillon in 1974, was scheduled to be released from prison today after the New York State Troopers' union lost its appeal in state Supreme court.

A judge denied the NYS Troopers' Police Benevolent Association's appeal to keep Ruzas in prison, Syracuse.com reports.

The troopers' union said on their Facebook page Saturday that it is "extremely disappointed" that New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman "is fighting the PBA , and his legal team is representing the parole board and the killer!!"

On Oct. 24, 1974, New York State Trooper Emerson Dillon was shot and killed after stopping a speeding car along the Thruway near Canastota. Two men in the car had just robbed a jewelry store in DeWitt.

Ruzas was sentenced to 25 years to life for the murder.


Comments (11)

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LAHeat @ 12/18/2017 5:06 PM

Lovely! The New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman "is fighting the PBA , and his legal team is representing the parole board and the killer!!". What the heck is going on in NY? I had to double check to see if they were talking about New York or California! It’s a disgrace that the state attorney would be doing this and letting a “cop killer” go free to kill again.

Retired NY Boss @ 12/18/2017 7:32 PM

Schneiderman is a liberals liberal.

Tom Conlin @ 12/18/2017 8:27 PM

Wonder what AG Schneiderman would do if Ruzas had murdered an attorney.

Scott @ 12/18/2017 8:31 PM

The people of New York keep electing these idiots, should say something about their state of mind...

kojack58 @ 12/19/2017 8:58 AM

Lets Put Mr. Ruzaz up in Mr. Schneidermans home and let him take care of him the rest of his life. I am sure his family jewelry and probably any weapons he has will disappear. Then see what Schneiderman has to say.

db in AZ @ 12/19/2017 10:06 PM

Pink Mist for Ruzaz at 100yds...end of story.

David Morrison @ 12/20/2017 4:09 PM

It’s the Law he represents the state he has to defend it against the union whether he wants to or not

Skiman94 @ 12/21/2017 9:20 AM

Yeah, that's why I left NY 30 years ago. Texas forever!!

wco56 @ 1/3/2018 4:26 AM

Very disappointed in Eric Schneiderman on this one. I hoped he was above politics on an issue like this, but he appears to be looking at his next political move. So much for being a law and order guy.

David R. McConnaughey @ 1/3/2018 6:53 AM

The "judge", state AG, and parole board should be held legally, civilly, and criminally liable for ANY crimes and murders he commits after release. If a police officer released a criminal after apprehension, that is EXACTLY what would happen to us! The corrupt lawyer's good ole' boy network and code of silence needs to die a fast painful death. They take care of each other but condemn the police if we do the same. Criminal hypocrites, the lot of them!

David R. McConnaughey @ 1/3/2018 6:57 AM

The people of New York deserve the consequences of their actions, or lack thereof. I don't care to hear any complaints from them.

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