Trooper Thomas L. Pryme

Trooper Thomas L. Pryme

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Saturday, July 24, 1982

Add to My Heroes

Thomas L. Pryme

Trooper Thomas Pryme was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver. He had just finished his shift and was returning home in his patrol car when the incident occurred.

The 23-year-old subject was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and sentenced to 9 months in jail.

Trooper Pryme was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the New York State Police for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 3414
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 9 months

Most Recent Reflection

View all 59 Reflections

In a few days it will mark the 40th anniversary of Trooper Thomas L. Pryme's ultimate sacrifice, and we continue to honor him by keeping his memory alive. I had honored Trooper Pryme's sacrifice over my career by coordinating and participating in hundreds of DWI details, and by arresting hundreds of DWI operators beginning in 1981 while stationed at SP Ogdensburg - Troop B.
Trooper Pryme will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

July 18, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.