Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper David Brinkerhoff

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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Reflections for Trooper David Brinkerhoff

So sad but he was a hero.i thank him for his service

Mary Judd
Widow of NY state trooper

April 26, 2020

Trooper Brinkerhoff Rest In Peace you are a American hero

Mark Mottola

April 25, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Brinkerhoff.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 25, 2020

I Last posted a reflection two years ago, and I reiterate my belief that Trooper David Brinkerhoff will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service sir.

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

January 31, 2020

I lived just down the road from where this incident occurred, and it was after this incident, that I decided that I wanted to get into law enforcement to do my part in serving my community, in a way to honor Trooper Brinkerhoff for sacrificing for my community. RIP.

Patrolman Keith Gavette
Town of Colchester PD

January 12, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 25, 2018

RIP Trooper David Brinkerhoff, you will never ever be forgotten. May God bless your wife and now 10 year old daughter.

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

January 31, 2018

You Served your country well its been 10 years but your story lives on. RIP... GONE BUT NOTE FORGOTTEN!

Payton Lines, 16 still in school
Future NY State Trooper

October 25, 2017

You are never far from our hearts. Often think of your wife and Isabella.

Mary Jurbala
nys police - civilian

April 25, 2017

You and your family are never far from our hearts and thoughts.

The Scholds
Friends from RI

April 25, 2017

Never forgotten. We have one that wants to follow in your footsteps. You would love him! Keep watch.

The Scholds
Friends from RI

April 23, 2016

Almost ten years ago I had the honor of meeting your wife and your new baby girl, such a beautiful family. For a brief moment my mother was able to hold your new child and I remember asking her a question. I was so young and so naïve at the time only being a middle school boy that when I saw my mother holding a new child I said "hey who is the father" insinuating that my mother had a child with another man. Thinking that would be received as funny by the onlookers of the situation I was regrettably informed that you Trooper Brinkerhoff were the said father of that beautiful child. For ten years now I have relived that moment in time and reflected upon the horrible choice I made. If only I had known the situation I would have never said the comment that I did. I will regret it until the day I die and I hope that you wonderful wife has forgotten that day unlike I have. I stumbled upon this page for reflection after doing some research about the NYS Troopers A close friend of mine is eager to start in a few months and I hope that you will look over him and guide him through tough times. Rest In Peace David, your family misses you and the bravery you expressed will never go unnoticed.

Family Friend

February 17, 2016

Never forgotten. Dave you may have inspired a future state trooper.

The Scholds
friends from RI

April 25, 2015

hey uncle Dave I miss you and I love you, I can't wait until we meet again.

Alaina Brinkerhoff

January 19, 2015

Rest in Peace Trooper and God Bless your family and fellow officers!

Lt. L.L.Pecorella, Retired
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

April 26, 2014

You and your family are forever in our thoughts and prayers.
This June our family suffered our own tragic loss. We look to Mike and Laurie for strength and faith. They are true examples of the joy and happiness that you brought to this world.

The Scholds
Friends from RI

April 24, 2014

I cannot help but think that the entire town of Boston had you on their minds this Sunday night. I am sure you had something to do with all of the officers making it through the night okay. We all miss you very much, I am so blessed to have known you in my childhood. Thank you for bringing happiness and light into this world.

Paul Rooney

March 19, 2014



April 25, 2013

Thinking of you tomorrow - April 25. Where has 6 years gone? Seems like yesterday. Think of you often and know that you are with all of us.

C/S Terri-Jo Gallagher
New York State Police

April 24, 2013

There is never a day that we don't think about the Brinkerhoff family. Never forgotten.

The Scholds
friends from RI

April 24, 2013

Happy Birthday.

Heather R. Gockel

August 29, 2012

From all of us from the Town of Durham you will never be forgotten. See you when we see you.

Durham PD New York

April 25, 2012

Five years...hardly seems possible. I sometimes feel that so many here have moved on, forgotten about what happened here. Was just another day in their lives. Well, it may have been just another day in my life, but a day that has profoundly impacted me in a way many don't understand, not even myself sometimes. I have always been proud to call myself the daughter of a NYS Trooper. Maybe that is why this hurt me so much, to know that you would miss out on all that Isabella would do and succeed at. Not to mention we lost you in our own backyard. Hit way too close to home. I keep you, your Mom and all your family close in my heart everyday. I will always remember #4531.

Heather R. Gockel
Margaretville, NY

April 25, 2012

I can not believe it has been five years since you were taken from us. A life cut way too short. I was incredibly proud when you told me you made the MRT. I know how hard you worked to get on the team and to watch you train your ass off getting ready was inspiring to say the least. As hard as the selection process is I never doubted you could make it. And still five years later there as i sit here looking at old pictures, i am incredibly proud of what you accomplished.

For about a week now i have been thinking about what i would post for the five year anniversary of your passing. There is not a day that has gone by that i have not stopped and thought about you and sometimes wonder who you would be today. I can say with certainty that you would be you. You never forgot where you came from and no title or special detail
would change you.

I am forever thankful for the times we spent together both at work and off duty. Although I transfered to Albany and did not see you as often as when i worked Coxsackie and Hunter, when we did see or talk to eachother it was as if we didnt miss a beat. Thank you for the memories and laughs. Even to this day i think about some of the calls we worked together and conversations we had and laugh as if it just happened.

Keep smiling down on us and rest easy we will take it from here. I miss you brother.

Deputy J. ALverson
Albany County Sheriffs Patrol

April 25, 2012

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