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Trooper David W. Cunniff | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

Trooper

David W. Cunniff

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 5128

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 12/16/2013

Weapon: Automobile; Commercial

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper David Cunniff succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when his patrol car was struck from behind by a tractor trailer at approximately 8:25 pm.

He had made a traffic stop of the speeding vehicle on the New York State Thruway, at Exit 27, and was stopped on the shoulder when the semi hit him cruiser from behind. The impact caused him to become partially ejected. He was transported to a local hospital with massive injuries but succumbed to those injuries the following day.

Trooper Cunniff had served with the New York State Police for nine years and was assigned to Troop T. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.

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Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD
May 6, 2014

 

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