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Trooper Raymond C. Dodge | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

Trooper

Raymond C. Dodge

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 2, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Paroled in 1982

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Trooper Raymond Dodge was shot and killed after responding to a dispute between neighbors. Trooper Dodge had been at the same call earlier in the day and resolved the situation. When the neighbors began to argue again, Trooper Dodge returned and was shot by the suspect with a shotgun. Trooper Dodge was able to return fire before he died wounding the suspect several times.

The suspect was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison August 5, 1975. He was paroled on December 9, 1982.

Trooper Dodge had been with the agency for seven months and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps.

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I wish I got the chance to meet my grandfather Trooper Raymond C Dodge from what everyone tells me through stories and everything its sounds like he was a very great and respected person... RIP Grandpa

Justin N Dodge
Grandson
December 6, 2016

 

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