New York Gov. David Paterson eulogized Jill Mattice during a memorial service on Tuesday for the first female New York trooper who died while on duty, several media outlets report.
Police say Mattice, 31, was driving a cruiser back to the barracks in Oneonta (upstate New York) from her shift at a central New York school on Wednesday when she apparently drifted into the oncoming lane and collided with a tractor-trailer.
Mattice was assigned as a school resource officer at the campus.
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