Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Kenneth A. Poormon

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, May 31, 2000

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Reflections for Trooper Kenneth A. Poormon

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 20 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 31, 2020

Trooper Poormon rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 10, 2019


Not a day goes by where we don’t miss your presence . That bright and sometimes goofy smile that would light up the room. Crazy antics from someone who was so incredibly alive. We feel you around our lives in so many ways and miss you in a million more. You are eternally my brother.

Lieutenant Colonel (retired)Scott Jessop
US Army

January 10, 2019

RIP Trooper Poormon as you will never ever be forgotten. My prayers are still with your family.

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

January 30, 2018

Trooper Kenneth A. Poormon is not, and never ever will be forgotten. He lost his life at the young age 23 serving the people of the State of New York. I did not personally know Trooper Kenneth Poormon, but I truly believe he was a good person. My prayers for his parents and family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

July 10, 2017

Continue to rest in peace my brother. Your memory lives in the hearts of people who mentions your name.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 31, 2017

I happened upon an old picture from the Brockport days and thought of you. Miss you brother...

Investigator Steve Pastecki
Larimer County Sheriff's Office

August 26, 2016

16 years Ken, the time keeps fading by but the memories do not. Rest in peace.

New York State Police

May 31, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 31, 2015

Ken, 14 years where has the time gone. I still remember all the good times we had together. Remember you are still missed and never forgotten.

New York State Police

May 31, 2014


We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out

'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend

But so with all, from babes that play
At hide-and-seek to God afar,
So all who hide too well away
Must speak and tell us where they are.

Robert Frost


January 11, 2011

The smallest towns on earth seem so large.


December 31, 2010

Thinking of you today and remembering you.


May 31, 2010

On this 9th Anniversary year our hearts go out to you and your family.

Cindy & Jim Todeschini
Parent's of Trooper Craig J. Todeschini

June 4, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


May 31, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Trooper Poormon and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

May 26, 2009

Happy Birthday to you. I couldn't forget you.


January 11, 2009

Growing up near you and your family and helping on the farm brings great memories back to me. YOu were always a great worker and a great influence. I moved back to NY a couple years ago. I now live in Saratoga county. I think about you, your life, and your family every time I see a trooper on the road. Mt thoughts and prayers go out for your family every time I think about you and all you accomplished in your life. Heaven is lucky to have you.

Beth Heaton
friend (from high school)

October 16, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten


April 9, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 20, 2007

Oh yeah And if the elevator tries to bring you down
Go Crazy punch a higher floor

Kevin Kelly

June 25, 2007

Whenever I am on 5 & 20, I try to get a passing glance of you, but I know that was yesterday. Or is it?

Kevin Kelly

June 19, 2007

May your sleep be sweet and may He ever bless you and your loved ones.

May 31, 2007


I remember the sleepless nights we had at the Academy talking about what we had experienced that day. You were truly an inspiration and kept us all in good spirits. I still remember the amount of people that paid respect to you at the funeral. A true testament of the kind of person you were.

Academy Classmate

March 9, 2007

It has been over six years since your tour of duty ended but I know the tears still flow from the broken hearts that were left behind. They think of you every day and will continue to do so for as long as they walk this earth. You will never be forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those officers still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 10, 2007

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