A 29 year old New York State Trooper that worked out of the Bath barracks was killed Monday morning after responding to the report of a suicidal person that was barricaded inside of his home in the town of Erwin.
Nicholas Clark died of apparent gun shot wounds after an exchange of gunfire with the suspect, who was identified as Steven Kiley. Kiley, who was the K-12 principal at Bradford Central School, apparently shot and killed himself after allegedly shooting Trooper Clark. It was Kiley’s estranged wife that called 9-1-1 around 3:30 Monday morning to report Kiley was suicidal and possibly had a weapon.
After making an appearance in Rome, New York, this morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo flew to Painted Post to be part of Monday’s press conference.
Major Rick Allen spoke about Trooper Clark
Governor Cuomo has ordered all flags be flown at half staff in honor of Trooper Clark.
State Senator Tom O’Mara released the following statement on the killing of New York State Trooper Nicholas F. Clark of Troupsburg:
“First and foremost, on behalf of our entire region, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Trooper Nicholas Clark, and to all of his fellow New York State Troopers. Trooper Clark was killed in the line of duty. His death is another terrible reminder that the men and women of the New York State Police – and all law enforcement agencies – put their lives on the line every single day to protect the safety and well-being of our communities. We are grateful for, and deeply respect and honor their commitment, their service and their sacrifices.”
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano:
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Trooper Nicholas Clark. He died in the line of duty. He died doing what he did every day: protecting his friends, his family and his community. His tragic passing is a stark reminder that law enforcement is a dangerous job requiring immense bravery, courage and selflessness. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our law enforcement community during this difficult time, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and soul of Trooper Nicholas Clark, who represented the best of us.”
Congressman Tom Reed:
While my thoughts and prayers go out each time a member of law enforcement is killed in the line of duty – today’s tragedy strikes especially close to not only my home but heart. Trooper Clark bravely put his life on the line to protect his community and should be recognized as a hero for his actions. As a fellow Alfred University graduate, I stand with his family and friends as they mourn.