Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Yet Again.....**Sigh**

From Fox News:

New York Police Search for Gunman Who Shot 2 N.Y. State Troopers, One Fatally

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. — One state trooper was shot to death and another was wounded in this Catskill Mountains community Wednesday as police closed in on a suspect in the shooting of another trooper hours earlier, authorities said.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Eliot Spitzer said one of the troopers died of the injuries. Both had been flown by helicopter to a hospital, said Maureen Tuffey, a spokeswoman for the state police in Albany. She did not describe the extent of their injuries, and neither she nor Spitzer spokeswoman Christine Anderson identified the troopers.

The hunt for the suspect started after Trooper Matthew Gombosi was shot in the torso during a traffic stop in the Margaretville area on Tuesday. Police said his body armor saved him from serious injury.

The shootings in the Margaretville area, about 65 miles southwest of Albany, were the latest in a difficult year for New York State Police.

Three troopers were shot — one fatally — last year by fugitive Ralph "Bucky" Phillips before the jail escapee was captured in September. Another trooper was gunned down by a bank robber in March near Elmira. Last April, a trooper died in a crash near Syracuse while chasing a speeding motorcyclist.

*** As a Retired Police Detective Sergeant....these incidents sadden me every time.***