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


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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I knew Trooper Dunning and he was the best! He was a friend who gave respect and deserved respect. I remember when his tour ended and, believe me, he will always be missed. R.I.P. Bob Dunning

Michael J Russell
Acquaintance & Friend
November 8, 2015


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