ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) – A New York State trooper was killed in a traffic accident Tuesday morning while on his way to work in Montgomery County.
The crash happened around 7:45 a.m. on Route 5S in Glen, outside of the state police barracks in after his car was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic.
In a statement given by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday, the Governor directed that flags on all state government buildings shall be flown at half-staff in honor of Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand from Wednesday, November 28 until interment.
The statement read, in part:
“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.”