Trooper William H. Curley

Trooper William H. Curley

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Monday, October 2, 1922

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William H. Curley

Trooper William Curley succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier in a motorcycle crash while on patrol.

He was struck by a motorist that had been driving erratically and pulled onto the wrong side of the Troy-Hoosick Road at Potter Hill, striking Trooper Curley head-on.

Trooper Curley was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI and had served with the New York State Police for four years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 28, 1922

motorcycle, routine driving

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Trooper Curley,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

October 2, 2022

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