Trooper Craig J. Todeschini

Trooper Craig J. Todeschini

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, April 23, 2006

Craig J. Todeschini

Trooper Craig Todeschini was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a motorcycle in Pompey Hill, Onondaga County, New York.

Trooper Todeschini was pursuing a motorcycle on Route 91 that was traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour. He had started pursuing the motorcycle after it passed him at an estimated 100 mph. He turned his vehicle around and chased the suspect for approximately two miles before his Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

The driver of the motorcycle was eventually apprehended and charged with aggravated manslaughter and aggravated negligent homicide.

Prior to this incident it was not illegal to flee from the police in New York State. On November 1, 2006 the "Trooper Craig Todeschini Bill" was passed into law, creating the crime of Fleeing from a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle.

Trooper Todeschini had served with the New York State Police for 3.5 years. He is survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 5060

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender Charged with homicide

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To the ENTIRE Todeschini family, Trooper Craig Todeschini will NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN. Craig was truly a decent and caring human being, and I enjoyed talking with him, and listening to his advise (aka lectures ) on how to eat and exercise properly. In fact the last conversation I had with Craig was at SP Hastings, and he was telling me how to make an energy shake.

To Cindy, we have talked several times and I have visited you at your home once, so I want you to know that I still think of Craig and have had a Prayer Mass said for him, so I know he's in Heaven. I'm also honored to know that from this awful event came something truly great in the Todescnini Law. God bless you Cindy and your family.

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

January 30, 2018

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