NEW YORK STATE - New York State Police Troop C held its annual Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday with representatives of law enforcement describing the ceremony as small and private due to the COVID pandemic.
According to New York State Police Troop C Public Information Officer Aga Dembinska, each May troops honor the members of the New York State Police who have given their lives in the line of duty.
She said Acting Troop Commander, Captain Jeffrey VanAuken addressed the troops, and the ceremony was attended by Colonel James Barnes and Staff Inspector Richard Mazzone Jr., Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants and Troopers.
“The ceremony was small and private due to the COVID pandemic and troopers maintained social distance,” said Dembinska. “A wreath was placed by Trooper Nicholas Jones (USMC) honoring the troopers that have gone before us."