Trooper Lawrence P. Gleason

Trooper Lawrence P. Gleason

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Monday, February 11, 2002

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Lawrence P. Gleason

Trooper Lawrence Gleason was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance call in Crown Point, New York.

He was talking to the female complainant at approximately 0900 hours when the male suspect arrived at the residence. The male then fired three shots into the home with a rifle, fatally wounding Trooper Gleason. The fatal round struck Trooper Gleason in the back, penetrating his vest. The suspect then entered the home, murdered his girlfriend, and then committed suicide.

Trooper Gleason had been employed with the New York State Police for one year, and is survived by his fiancée, parents, and sisters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 4686

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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I remember hearing of the ultimate sacrifice of Trooper Lawrence P. Gleason in February of 2002. I haven't thought of your service until very recently. I am presently retired from the Nassau County Police Department and living part time in Florida. I recently had the pleasure of golfing with your parents and they told me of your tragic death. My heart goes out to your sisters and Mom and Dad. Rest in Peace Brother. You are missed !

Police Officer Frank A. Bokrosh SR. Ret.
Nassau County Police Department, NY

April 10, 2021

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