Trooper Robert G. Dunning

Trooper Robert G. Dunning

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, June 14, 1987

Robert G. Dunning

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.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Bob and I attempted the NYSP Academy together at Oneonta State College for a bit then finishing up at some forsaken resort in the Catskill Mts. He was a guy full of wit, common sense and humor. Our paths would cross through the years at in service training sessions and SP special assignments. I always enjoyed meeting up with Bob having dinner and reflecting on times gone past. He was a great guy and I think of him often

Trooper Rich Beresniewicz
Retired NYSP

July 14, 2018

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