Trooper Kenneth A. Poormon

Trooper Kenneth A. Poormon

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Kenneth A. Poormon

Trooper Kenneth Poormon and Trooper Truscott Kelly were killed when their cruiser was struck by a tractor-trailer as they were making a U-turn.

The two officers were patrolling on State Route 28 in Ulster County, New York, when they made the U-turn in an attempt to stop a traffic violator. Both officers were killed instantly.

Trooper Poormon had been employed with the New York State Police for less than a year.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Trooper Kenneth A. Poormon is not, and never ever will be forgotten. He lost his life at the young age 23 serving the people of the State of New York. I did not personally know Trooper Kenneth Poormon, but I truly believe he was a good person. My prayers for his parents and family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

July 10, 2017

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