Trooper James Joseph Monda

Trooper James Joseph Monda

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 2021

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James Joseph Monda

Trooper James Monda drowned while conducting a training dive in the Great Sacandaga Lake in Northampton, New York, at approximately 4:00 pm.

He failed to resurface after going into the water at a boat launch on Bunker Hill Road. He was working a marine patrol detail on the lake when the incident occurred.

Trooper Monda had served with the New York State Police for 18 years and was assigned to SP Princetown. He is survived by his fiancée and parents.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

dive training

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As we approach the one-year Remembrance Anniversary in which folks like myself can reflect on contributions. Thank you, Trooper Monda, for your service to the people of New York State and to Division of New York State Police. RIP sir, you will never be forgotten.

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

August 5, 2022

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