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.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 2569

Incident Details

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

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I am Bucky and Connie Gros’s granddaughter. Bob was such generous man who was always there for my grandparents. They viewed him as a son; he checked on them regularly and helped them when needed. But most of all, he loved them and he was so loved. I met him a number of times and adored him for being there for my Gigi and PopBuck when family lived so far away. My grandfather mourned his death until the day he died. He was a special man. And thank you to all “K” Troopers for continuing to keep an eye on my grandparents.

Patricia Bettle McKeithen

August 26, 2019

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