Trooper Donald A. Strand

Trooper Donald A. Strand

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, September 28, 1960

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Donald A. Strand

Trooper Donald Strand succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident 16 days earlier while reporting to the Bridgehampton Station during Hurricane Donna.

He was off duty when he received word that, due to the pending storm, all leave had been canceled, and he was ordered to report to duty. He was driving to the police barracks when his vehicle was struck head-on by another car on North Sea Road in Southampton, New York. The other driver died at the scene.

Trooper Strand was survived by his wife and 7-month old daughter.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Monday, September 12, 1960

automobile accident, weather

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Today, I saw the sign naming the NYS Trooper David Strand Memorial Bridge. Today, I learned of the sacrifices of Trooper Strand and his young family.
And, today I say thank you to Trooper Strand, his those he left behind, and the many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice

D/S Inv Capt (Ret) Len LeGrand
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, NY

March 27, 2022

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