The State Trooper shot and killed on Monday while responding to a domestic near Corning worked in Auburn last year.
Trooper Nicholas Clark was assigned to the Auburn barracks in January 2017, before transferring to Bath last August to be closer to his hometown of Troupsburg in Steuben County.
A two-time high school state champion wrestler, Trooper Clark attended North Carolina State University on a wrestling scholarship before transferring after one year to SUNY Alfred, where he played football. He had a tryout with the Buffalo Bills before joining the State Police.
Gov. Cuomo has ordered flags on all government buildings to fly at half staff until the funeral for 29-year old Trooper Nicholas Clark.
Trooper Clark is the 13th state trooper lost in the line of duty in the past five years. He is survived by his parents and a brother.