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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I had the pleasure of working with both Robert and Bruce stunning oh well I was a uniform trooper in K troop they were two great people and a credit to the New York State police

Investigator Alan E Luchette Sr
Retired as an investigator from the VFW squad served with the division

June 15, 2020

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