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 suspect with a shotgun. Trooper Dodge was able to return fire before he died wounding the suspect several times.

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

Trooper Dodge had been with the agency for seven months and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1982

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Trooper Raymond C. Dodge will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to both the State of New York and to our country. May you soul rest in Heaven.

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

March 25, 2018

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