Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.

Trooper Ross M. Riley, 44

New York State Police

November 20, 2013 – Trooper Ross M. Riley was killed while participating in a rescue training exercise where he and other troopers rappelled off a cliff to a ledge below. While performing the mock rescue Trooper Riley fell from the ledge into a creek below. He died as a result of head injuries received subsequent to the fall.

Trooper Riley is survived by his wife and three daughters.