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Trooper Kenneth N. Devitt | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York


Kenneth N. Devitt

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Friday, February 19, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 8/21/1931

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Trooper Devitt was injured on August 21, 1931 when a vehicle struck his motorcycle while parked on the side of Route 5 in Canastota. Trooper Devitt's leg was fractured and a motorcycle spoke pierced his leg. He developed Bright's disease as a result of his injury and died on February 19, 1937.

Trooper Devitt had served with the agency for 7 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 19, 2012


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