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 at the intersection of Route 91 and Cherry Street.

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 3-1/2 years and also served with the Solvay Fire Department. 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

vehicle pursuit

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Trooper Craig Todeschini will never ever be forgotten. Craig was always the gentleman. May his soul rest in Heaven where he belongs. May God's Love and Peace be with his entire family, especially his parents. May our Blessed Mother be with Craig's mother whenever she prays the Rosary.
" Hail Mary full of grace the lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus, Holy Mary Mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen." Thanks be to God.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop D

September 10, 2018

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