July 2, 2018
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of New York State Police Trooper Nicholas F. Clark, who died in the line of duty today in Steuben County. They will be lowered until Trooper Clark’s interment. Earlier today, Governor Cuomo met with state troopers and local law enforcement to receive a briefing on Trooper Clark’s death.
Governor Andrew Cuomo made the following statement this morning at the Painted Post Barracks:
“You have a 29 year old trooper, a stellar trooper with an extraordinary record, his whole life before him, a great athlete, well accomplished,” said Governor Cuomo. “He wanted to do one thing: help people. And be of public service. And that’s what the New York State Police afford, an opportunity to give back to your community, to help your community, to help other families. A situation like this makes no sense, a 29 year old with his whole life ahead of him, whose just trying to help and do good things.” The governor continued. “To the Clark family, you’re in our thoughts, you’re in our prayers.”
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) released the following statement on the killing of New York State Trooper Nicholas F. Clark of Troupsburg:
“First and foremost, on behalf of our entire region, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Trooper Nicholas Clark, and to all of his fellow New York State Troopers. Trooper Clark was killed in the line of duty. His death is another terrible reminder that the men and women of the New York State Police – and all law enforcement agencies – put their lives on the line every single day to protect the safety and well-being of our communities. We are grateful for, and deeply respect and honor their commitment, their service and their sacrifices.”
A statement by Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R, Corning)
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Trooper Nicholas Clark. He died in the line of duty. He died doing what he did every day: protecting his friends, his family and his community. His tragic passing is a stark reminder that law enforcement is a dangerous job requiring immense bravery, courage and selflessness. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our law enforcement community during this difficult time, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and soul of Trooper Nicholas Clark, who represented the best of us.”
From Congressman Tom Reed:
While my thoughts and prayers go out each time a member of law enforcement is killed in the line of duty – today’s tragedy strikes especially close to not only my home but heart. Trooper Clark bravely put his life on the line to protect his community and should be recognized as a hero for his actions. As a fellow Alfred University graduate, I stand with his family and friends as they mourn.