FROM THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE:
New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II is saddened to announce the line of duty death of Trooper Jeremy J. VanNostrand
At approximately 7:45 am Tuesday, Trooper VanNostrand was reporting to work at the State Police barracks in Fonda when he was involved in a motor vehicle crash. Trooper VanNostrand was stopped in traffic in his personal vehicle, waiting to turn into the station, when he was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic.
Trooper VanNostrand was transported to Albany Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Trooper VanNostrand entered the State Police in December of 2012 and served with the State Police for six years.
Trooper VanNostrand served as a Trooper in Troop F at SP Middletown and Liberty, and in Troop G at SP Granville, and his latest assignment, SP Fonda.
Prior to his State Police service, Trooper VanNostrand served as a Correction Officer for eight years with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Trooper VanNostrand is survived by his wife, their daughter, his parents, sister and brothers.
Governor Cuomo released a statement saying, "The family of New York grieves for Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand, who was tragically killed in a car crash in the Town of Glen while on duty. Trooper VanNostrand, who served as a member of the New York State Police for six years, dedicated his life to protecting New Yorkers. His legacy of service, as a State Corrections Officer and then as a member of the New York State Police, was an inspiration to us all, and his example will live on for generations to come.
I am directing that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Trooper VanNostrand, and on behalf of all New Yorkers I extend my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones."
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