The New York State Police have lost one of their own. Investigator Michael Petrie passed away after a 5 month cancer battle. He was surrounded by his family and friends when he died Wednesday, January 24th.

Mike was assigned to the Marcy State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations but started his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Little Falls Police Department as a Dispatcher. "Mike will be sorely missed as he was a kind, giving, warm hearted person who was beloved by not only the law enforcement community but also by everyone he came into contact with," the Little Falls Police Department shared on Facebook. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Petrie and Mckeon family for above all, he was a devoted family man."

Before his death Petrie was well taken care of. "The care, compassion, and accommodations the Little Falls Hospital and New York State Police provided Mike and his family during this very difficult time was noticed and second to none."

Funeral arrangements have not been released yet.

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