Troops and Troopers enjoy fishing trip together in Clayton

 

NYC Troopers fishing

 

It's a busy late summer day on the Saint Lawrence River, and it's all to thank veterans and Fort Drum soldiers.  Bob Cooke, North Country Troopers Assisting Troops said, "New Jersey State Police has an event like this.  Some of our guys went there and said we would like to put something like that on here in a local sense with Fort Drum."  North Country Troopers Assisting Troops hosted its fourth annual fishing event in Clayton Sunday to thank more than 80 active military members and veterans.  The troops went out in boats with law enforcement and other sponsors to enjoy a day catching fish like walleye or pike.  There were also 28 professional fishing guides from Cape Vincent, Alexandria Bay and Clayton, helping troops and troopers catch as much as they can.  "We did better than last year," veteran Ryan Rhoades said.  "I think all of us pretty much caught two or three fish a piece, so it's a pretty good turnout today."  10th Mountain Division soldier Isaac Rightnowar said, "We started out with a three and a half pounds mallmouth and we got that one in.  These guys really took place in helping out and making sure that fish was in the live well."   The fishing trip ended with a boat procession, led by the Coast Guard and a Clayton fireboat.  Once they arrived back, they were greeted by civilians and state police officers, thanking them for their service.  The troops said it means a lot.  "The community coming out to thank us, we appreciate them," SFC Oswaldo Maldonado, 10th Mountain Division said.  "We appreciate the New York state troopers. " Showing support with a calm summer day on the seaway.

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In Memory of Trooper Kenneth Velez

memorial

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Trooper Kenneth Velez was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-90, near the Warren Road exit, in Cuyahoga County. Trooper Velez had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. End of watch: September 15, 2016

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Nine new four-legged troopers graduate

 

Nine new four-legged troopers with a nose for explosives have been welcomed to the Washington State Patrol. According to the State Patrol’s blog, Moss, Ralph, Maxo, Buster, Evie, Frankie, Mitchell, Vilma and Rex graduated from the 20th Explosive Detection Canine Handler Course on Sept. 2. Chief John Batiste himself presented them with their official Washington State Patrol K9 badges. Also honored were Master Trainer Steve Gardner and Trooper Matt Chatterton, who is Evie’s handler, who were presented with 20-year service pins. Kate Park was given a certificate of appreciation for her dedication to the Homeland Security Division.

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Massachusetts State Trooper gives Great Dane a lift after owner's crash

 

Great Dane

A woman is praising a Massachusetts State Police trooper who she says went above and beyond to take care of her and her dog following a crash.  She said the accident would have been routine if she didn’t have her large Great Dane dog in the back seat.  Trooper Sullivan of the Newbury barracks, as State Police put it, “assisted in a Great (Dane) way.”  The woman said Cowboy would have “lost his mind” if he had to stay in her car while it was towed.  Great Danes are by nature sensitive dogs.  So Trooper Sullivan let the dog climb into his cruiser. The trooper dropped the woman and her Great Dane off where she needed to meet her husband to get a ride.  “Thank you!!! A million times over!!” the woman wrote to police.

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2017 America's Best Looking Cruiser Calendars

 

2017 Best Cruisers

 

REMINDER:  2017 America's Best Looking Trooper Cruiser Calendars are available for early ordering (read more at www.statetroopers.org).  The cost is $10.00 which includes shipping.

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