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Trooper Robert G. Dunning | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

Trooper

Robert G. Dunning

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, June 14, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/14/1987

Weapon: Rifle; AR-15

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Trooper Robert Dunning was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a man with a gun call. The suspect shot both officers with an AR-15 rifle, killing Trooper Dunning and wounding his partner in the leg. The suspect then committed suicide.

Trooper Dunning had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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I am the niece of Diana Dunning who has recently passed as well and I am at peace knowing she is with my Uncle again. I want his children to know my son is named after him (Hunter Robert) and is proud to be named after such a great man. I love reading all of the wonderful things people have to share about Uncle Bob.

Melissa Van
Neice
September 2, 2014

 

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