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Trooper Craig J. Todeschini | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

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Craig J. Todeschini

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, April 23, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

Badge # 5060

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile; Motorcycle

Offender: Charged with homicide

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Trooper Craig Todeschini was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a motorcycle in Pompey Hill, Onondaga County, New York.

Trooper Todeschini was pursuing a motorcycle on Route 91 that was traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour. He had started pursuing the motorcycle after it passed him at an estimated 100 mph. He turned his vehicle around and chased the suspect for approximately two miles before his Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

The driver of the motorcycle was eventually apprehended and charged with aggravated manslaughter and aggravated negligent homicide.

Prior to this incident it was not illegal to flee from the police in New York State. On November 1, 2006 the "Trooper Craig Todeschini Bill" was passed into law, creating the crime of Fleeing from a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle.

Trooper Todeschini had served with the New York State Police for 3.5 years. He is survived by his expectant wife.

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I had the honor of meeting the NYSP K9 named in your honor last summer. He was helping track a missing person in the woods at a camp I was at. His Handler said that how knew you and was a very close friend of your the way he talked about you it sounded like you were a great person. Thank You For Your Service Trooper Todeschini.
though its been 11 years you are still not forgotten your story lives on.

Payton Lines, 16 still in school
Future NY State Trooper
October 25, 2017

 

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