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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

Weapon: Rifle; AR-15

Offender: 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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Just to let Bob's family know that the sign honoring my
friend Trooper Robert Dunning that I mentioned on this page back in March of 2013 still stands in remembrance of a wonderful human being.

Peter Vlassopoulos
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November 16, 2016

 

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