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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To the Dodge family,
I was a 9 yr old boy when trooper Dodge came to help us with the deranged man next door and I firmly believe he saved my mother and my 2 sisters life that day with his skilled training and reflexes to fight back. If mr. Dodge did not wound the neighbor he would of attempted more mayhem. I am 53 yrs old today and will always remember the courageous trooper that came to help us that day july 2nd 1974. I hope one day in heaven I can thank him for his incredible but tragic efforts that dark day. Dana Millard.

dana millard
neighbor of the suspect

March 12, 2019

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