American Association of State Troopers Awards NYSP Trooper Richard W. Albert 2024’s Trooper of the Year

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June 6, 2024

New York State Police Trooper Richard W. Albert was presented the AAST Trooper of the Year award by AAST Executive Director John Bagnardi this past Friday, June 6, 2024. NYSP Trooper Albert was selected by the AAST Trooper of the Year Committee from 38 nominees by 27 different state police agencies. This is the 17th year AAST has presented the award.

NYSP Trooper Albert was selected based on his heroic actions, courage, and his commitment to ensure the public’s safety all while under almost consent gunfire which took place on June 16, 2023.

In addition to AAST’s recognition of Trooper Albert’s bravery both SIG SAUER AND HENRY USA acknowledged his dedication with special awards.

Senior Director of Law Enforcement Sales from SIG SAUER, Matt Farkas (Ret. NJSP) along with AAST NY State Director Mike Doney, presented Trooper Albert with an engraved handgun with the NYSP seal and notation of 2024 AAST Trooper of the Year. SIG SAUER is a Marquee Sponsor of AAST’s Trooper of the Year.

Additionally, Executive Director Bagnardi, on behalf of Henry USA, presented NYSP Trooper Albert a Henry Law Enforcement Special Edition Rifle to commemorate his selection of AAST Trooper of the YearLine