Trooper David J. Lane

Trooper David J. Lane

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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David J. Lane

Trooper David Lane was killed in a vehicle crash while patrolling State Route 32 in the town of Catskill.

He was traveling northbound when he attempted to pass another northbound vehicle while attempting to catch a violator. The vehicle he tried to pass attempted to turn left, making contact with Trooper Lane's patrol car, which then struck a utility pole.

Trooper Lane was a United States Army veteran who served with the New York State Police for four years and was assigned to Troop F, SP Catskill. He is survived by his parents, brother, and fiancee.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 4705
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Yesterday was National Law Enforcement Day and your beautiful niece's Birthday! Oh how I know you would have loved your nieces and what a great Uncle you would have been! It brings a smile each time I see them because they have your same grin. Oh how I miss that "what are you up to" grin! Taking the decorations off the Christmas tree, brought tears as I placed the served proudly bulb from Iraq 2003 in its box. Next year will be 20 years that you returned home in April with the Christmas tree still up and you slept in the recliner that night in front of it.....doesn't seem possible. You would have been 4 years from retirement from the State Police this year and married 11 yrs on September 11th,2021. Your Brothers and Sisters in Law Enforcement still come to our home each year to celebrate your life. We are honored to have each one and never expected that they would want to come for 12 yrs but we know why you loved them so very much because we love them all as well. You have a new K-9 named Rachet "what they called you overseas because you fixed everything. " Jeff has DJ and Rachet and David has Lane. We appreciate their dedication and their families sacrifice of time and money to honor you and take care of these amazing dogs. I know you are with your favorite Coach and I'm sure you are busy watching over everyone. We love and miss you more each day but we are stronger and try to remember you by helping others in your memory! Help God bring your Brothers and Sisters home each day and night and know that your Family loves and misses you always and forever! Love and hugs, Mom

Cheryl Lane

January 10, 2022

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