Heartbreaking Procession of Trooper Nicholas Clark Killed in the Line of Duty
The men and women in law enforcement are mourning the loss of one of their own. Trooper Nicholas Clark was killed in the line of duty Monday, July 2nd.
Trooper Clark was among the officers responding to a call of a someone barricading themselves in a home in Stueben County. He was shot and killed during the call.
Dozens of police cars followed Trooper Clark in a heartbreaking procession. Lisa Griswold Hull and Derrick Erway captured moments that will make you tear up. Erway watched the cars coming off the highway in Johnson City. Hull drove under an American Flag hanging from an overpass in honor of Trooper Clark.
Trooper Clark, of Troupsburg, NY, was 29 years old. He graduated from the 203rd session of the Basic School on September 3, 2015, and was originally assigned to Troop C/SP Ithaca and Troop E/SP Auburn before receiving his current assignment at Troop E/SP Bath. He is survived by his mother, father and brother.
The suspect, 43-year old Steven M. Kiley, was found in the home dead of an apparent gunshot wound. New York State Police are continuing to investigate.
Watch as Trooper Clark's fellow men and women in blue salute the procession from an overpass.
WBNG 12 News captured the procession of police cars following the coroner's vehcile on down Route 12, heading to Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.
The town of Hornell showed their respect, flying an American flag from a firetruck as Trooper Clark came home for the final time.
A few months ago, central New York mourned the death of Officer Kevin Crossley from the Whitesboro police department. Officer Crossley was killed when his patrol car was hit at the intersection of Oriskany Boulevard and Westmoreland Street Wednesday, April 11th.