Fallen NYS Trooper honored at Capitol

April 26, 2017 05:51 PM

ALBANY -- There were some solemn moments in the New York State Senate chamber on Wednesday as legislators recognized Timothy Pratt - a NYS Trooper killed on the job last October.

Trooper Pratt was hit and killed by a car near the Wilton barracks after stopping to help a trucker.  

The 55-year-old father and grandfather was a 30 year veteran of the State Police and lived in South Glens Falls.

During Wednesday's Senate session, Senator Kathy Marchione (R-Halfmoon) introduced a resolution to honor Trooper Pratt's life and service.  In addition to Marchione's resolution, the Senate approved a bill that designates a turnaround on the Northway at mile marker 38.8 in Saratoga County as the 'New York State Trooper Timothy Pratt Turnaround.'

"Trooper Pratt saved lives.  He touched lives and inspired lives.  He was a life of purpose, principle and character.  One that truly made a positive difference," said Senator Marchione while reading the resolution.

Appropriately, immediately after Pratt's recognition, Senator Jim Tedisco introduced a resolution designating April 28th as Blue Friday New York 2017.  It's the 13th annual and raises money to benefit the families of law enforcement who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.

WEB EXTRA: Sen. Betty Little honors Trooper Timothy Pratt

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