Trooper Kenneth A. Poormon

Trooper Kenneth A. Poormon

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, May 31, 2000

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Kenneth A. Poormon

Trooper Kenneth Poormon and Trooper Truscott Kelly were killed when their cruiser was struck by a tractor-trailer as they were making a U-turn.

The two officers were patrolling on State Route 28 in Ulster County, New York, when they made the U-turn in an attempt to stop a traffic violator. Both officers were killed instantly.

Trooper Poormon had been employed with the New York State Police for less than a year.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Not a day goes by where we don’t miss your presence . That bright and sometimes goofy smile that would light up the room. Crazy antics from someone who was so incredibly alive. We feel you around our lives in so many ways and miss you in a million more. You are eternally my brother.

Lieutenant Colonel (retired)Scott Jessop
US Army

January 10, 2019

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