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Trooper Joel R. Davis
New York State Police
End of Watch: Sun., July 9, 2017

Trooper Joel Davis was shot and killed in Theresa, New York, while responding to a domestic disturbance and shots fired call at 34371 Route 46.

At some point during the incident the male subject murdered his wife and wounded another woman who lived on the property. Trooper Davis was shot and killed after arriving at the scene. The subject, an active duty Army member, surrendered as additional units arrived at the home.

Trooper Davis had served with the New York State Police for four years and had previously served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Police Officer Robert J. Johnson
Northville Police Department
End of Watch: Tue., July 4, 2017

Police Officer Bob Johnson was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 30, south of High Rock Road, at approximately 9:50 pm.

He had just gotten off duty and was driving home when he encountered the crash in which a deer was struck by another vehicle. Officer Johnson had retrieved his service weapon and was walking along the shoulder on the opposite side of the road to dispatch the deer when he was struck by a second vehicle.

He was transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after midnight.

Officer Johnson served as a part-time officer with the Northville Police Department after retiring from the Gloversville Police Department. He had served in law enforcement for 33 years and had previously served with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.

Our Mission

Blue Friday of New York, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 corporation which was established to help to assist the families of law enforcement officers who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty as well as the families of officers who have died outside the line of duty if needed. Our goal is to make sure the family knows that “They are not forgotten and they will never stand alone”.

Blue Friday assists in providing the resources needed by the families or co-workers of law enforcement officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty on:

  1. survivor victimization issues and grief counseling
  2. assists the families in their attending the National Police Memorial in Washington, DC
  3. assists the law enforcement agencies or the families in the paperwork process for a line of duty death.
  4. will train the representatives of the different Law Enforcement agencies on how to cope with and how to apply for the benefits for a line of duty death.

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