Trooper Robert G. Dunning

Trooper Robert G. Dunning

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, June 14, 1987

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Robert G. Dunning

Trooper Robert Dunning was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a man with a gun call. The suspect shot both officers with an AR-15 rifle, killing Trooper Dunning and wounding his partner in the leg. The suspect then committed suicide.

Trooper Dunning had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 2569

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Committed suicide

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RIP Robert Dunning, you will never be forgotten. I knew his brother Bruce Dunning, who was a well respected BCI Captain and well respected human being. Tribute to the 3 New York State Police Dunning brothers.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 4, 2020

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