DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF TROOPER CUNNIFF
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state
government buildings be flown at half-staff on Thursday,
December 19, in honor of New York State Police Trooper David
Trooper Cunniff died Tuesday as a result of severe injuries
sustained during a traffic accident that happened on the New
York State Thruway.
“Words cannot describe the depth of our sorrow as we mourn
the tragic loss of Trooper Cunniff,” Governor Cuomo said.
“He served the people of this state with valor and courage
and was taken from us far too soon. On behalf of all New
Yorkers, my deepest condolences are with the loved ones of
Trooper Cunniff and we will lower flags on state government
buildings this Thursday to honor his memory and service.”
Trooper Cunniff is from Duanesburg, NY and is survived by
his wife, Amy, and two sons, 6-year-old Caleb and 4-year-old
Zachary. He was 35 years old. Trooper Cunniff was a 9 year
veteran of the New York State Police. He worked in Troops B,
G and was a member of the then Executive Services Detail at
the New York State Capitol. He was assigned to Troop T in
February of 2009.