Trooper Paul Ashburn

Trooper Paul Ashburn

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, July 26, 1983

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Paul Ashburn

Trooper Paul Ashburn was killed when a tractor-trailer struck him and the vehicle he had stopped for a traffic infraction on the New York Thruway, approximately 10 miles south of Rochester.

He had issued the driver a warning and was speaking to her when his head was struck by the mirror on the passing truck.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with negligent homicide.

Trooper Ashburn's younger brother also became a New York State trooper. He was assigned Trooper Ashburn's badge upon graduation from the academy.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Never to be forgotten; RIP Paul.

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

November 4, 2020

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