Trooper Raymond C. Dodge

Trooper Raymond C. Dodge

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, July 2, 1974

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Raymond C. Dodge

Trooper Raymond Dodge was shot and killed after responding to a dispute between neighbors.

Trooper Dodge had been at the same call earlier in the day and resolved the situation. When the neighbors began to argue again, Trooper Dodge returned and was shot by the subject with a shotgun. Trooper Dodge was able to return fire before he died, wounding the subject several times.

The subject was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison on August 5, 1975. He was paroled on December 9, 1982.

Trooper Dodge was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the New York State Police for seven months.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1982


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My Cousin Ray Dodge (Know as "Chip") came to my defense when I first received my Driver's License when he was a Cop in Hornell NY back in the early 70's. The Hornell cops kept pulling me over thinking I was too young to have a Driver's License (No photo ID back then). Chip was murdered just a few weeks after my wife and I were married. Occasionally visit his grave in the Farview Cemetary (Karr Valley Road) along with more of my family including my mom and dad. Total injustice his murderer (Little) was paroled only a few years after Chip's death. He should have spent the rest of his life in prison.

Timothy Dodge

September 12, 2023

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