Memorial In Place to Honor Fallen New York State Trooper

11:59 PM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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NYS Trooper Kevin Dobson; Photo Courtesy: NYSP

CLARENCE, N.Y. -- The State Police in Clarence have a new memorial in place to honor one of their own lost in the line of duty.

As part of national police week, the memorial was dedicated to Trooper Kevin Dobson, who was struck and killed by a passing driver on the 290 during a traffic stop two years ago.

New York State Captain Steven Nigrelli praised Trooper Dobson for his work on the 290, known to be a dangerous assignment.
"Kevin, knowing the risks, would still go out there and do his job, because in Kevin's mind, he would rather be put at risk than his fellow trooper," Nigrelli said.

The Dobson family attended the ceremony held Wednesday in Clarence. Dobson was a 14-year veteran of the State Police.

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