Several thousand law enforcement officers from across the USA and Canada are expected to attend this weekend's funeral for a NY state trooper killed in the line of duty. "I ask all New Yorkers to keep trooper Davis's family, loved ones and colleagues in the State Police in their prayers during this incredibly hard time".
About 60 state police officers from Troop B in Ray Brook were expected to attend the funeral.
Davis was a 36-year-old father of three teenagers, assigned to the town of Philadelphia, Beach said. Tighter budgets compel many municipal governments to cut back on resources for fire and police departments, which increases the dangers these courageous men and women face. We join state officials and trooper's colleagues in conveying our condolences to members of his family and other loved ones.