Corporal Theopolis Gaines

Corporal Theopolis Gaines

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 1932

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Theopolis Gaines

Corporal Theopolis Gaines and Lieutenant Tremain Hughes were killed when their state police airplane crashed in Madison County, New York.

The pilot, Lieutenant Hughes, was following a road when the plane struck an elm tree. The plane crashed and burst into flames. Lieutenant Hughes was trapped in the rear cockpit of the burning plane and Corporal Gaines was thrown from the plane and died instantly.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Corporal Theopolis Gaines will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to the State Of New York sir.

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

February 28, 2021

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