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Trpr. Ross M. Riley, NY State Police, NY; EOW: Thursday, 11-21-2013

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Trooper Ross M. Riley
New York State Police

New York
End of Watch: Thursday, November 21, 2013


MILITARY VETERAN



Biographical Information
Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 17 Years
Badge Number:  2105


 


Trooper Ross Riley died after falling approximately 30-feet while participating in a high-angle rescue training exercise in Letchworth State Park.


As part of the exercise a life-size dummy had been placed on a ledge of a cliff over Wolf Creek. Trooper Riley, a paramedic for the agency, and two other troopers rappelled to the ledge and secured the dummy to a stretcher. As other personnel began to lift the stretcher Trooper Riley fell backwards and dropped approximately 30 feet into Wolf Creek, suffering severe head injuries.


The other two troopers immediately descended to his location and administered aid. He was transported to Wyoming County Community Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.


Trooper Riley was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Persian Gulf War and had served with the New York State Police for 17 years.


He is survived by his wife and three daughters.


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:


Superintendent Joseph D'Amico

New York State Police

Public Information Office

1220 Washington Ave Bldg 22

Albany, NY 12226


Phone: (518) 783-3211


 


                                                                                    


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Thank you for your service Trooper Riley. Condolences to his Family, Co-workers, Friends, and the New York State Police.  


Rest in Peace, Trooper Riley... You may now stand down.


 


                                                                                       


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Rest in Peace Trooper Riley. May God be with your family and friends.

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Rest In Peace Trooper Riley. My prayers and sympathies for the family, friends and the NYSP.

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Rest in Peace, Brother!!! Condolences to the Family, Friends and Co-Workers!!! 


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 RIP Trooper Riley.


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 Rest in Peace Trooper Riley.  My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends and department.

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 Rest In Peace, Brother.  May God be of constant comfort and strength to your family and friends. 


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Rest in Peace Brother !

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Trooper Riley rest in peace.  Thank you for your service to our country and the great state of New York.  My condolences to your family, friends, co-workers, and the community in which you worked.  God I pray that you comfort this family and ease their pain.

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Rest in peace Brother!  Prayers and condolences to family, friends and the agency for their loss...

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R.I.P. Trooper Ross Riley.


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R.I.P. Brother.

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Rest in peace, Trooper Riley.


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Deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Trpr. Ross Riley. R.I.P.

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Rest in peace Trooper Riley....   My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers...

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Rest in peace Trooper Riley....   My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers...

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 May New York State Trooper Riley find peace in God's loving embrace, God's mercy be with his family and friends during this tragedy and he be remembered for how he lived his life. Thank you for your Military service.

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Rest in Peace Brother.


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Rest in Peace Trooper Riley...

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Rest In Peace Brother!

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Ross, ever since Wednesday when my plane landed in DC and I turned m,y cell phone back on and my cell phone started blowing up with text messages from Troopers telling me that you had died, I have felt like I have been punched in the stomach. I still can't believe that we had just talked on Monday and that you agreed to play TAPS at our annual Candlelight Memories Vigil on Tuesday, December 3rd. You were so excited and honored to ba able to play TAPs as a way to honor the fallen and now instead you will be one of the fallen. The half hour talk we had just sharing different things in common and getting to know each other, I feel like I have lost a close firend. I have already started hearing some great stories about you from your coworkers. Just know that you, your family, and coworkers are in my thoughts and prayers.

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My heart goes out to the family and friends of dear Trooper Ross M. Riley.  God comfort them.

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RIP - prayers to your family


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 Rest In Peace Brother !!

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May Trooper Riley and all who know and love him find peace.  Thank you for your service, sir.


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