Gov Cuomo Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Trooper Davis


​Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff beginning Wednesday, July 10 through interment, in honor of New York State Police Trooper Joel R. Davis.

“The entire New York family grieves today for Trooper Joel Davis, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday night in Theresa, Jefferson County,” Governor Cuomo said.

“Trooper Davis served as a member of the New York State Police for four years, and his death is yet another sad reminder of the risks law enforcement officers face each day in order to protect our communities and serve the residents of this great state. I ask all New Yorkers to keep Trooper Davis’ family, loved ones and colleagues in the state police in their prayers during this incredibly difficult time.”

Trooper Joel r. Davis

Trooper Joel R. Davis


“The death of Trooper Joel Davis is a terrible loss for all of New York. Trooper Davis was doing his job – protecting the community he serves. His family and loved ones, as well as the State Police, are in my thoughts.”

Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan offered his thoughts to the family of New York State Trooper Joel Davis, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday night.

“This was a senseless tragedy, and it serves as a reminder of the extraordinary risk the men and women of law enforcement face every hour of every day they are on duty.  We thank them all for their courageous and heroic service. On behalf of the entire State Senate, we offer our condolences, and send our thoughts and prayers to Trooper Davis’family.  New York State is forever grateful for the choice he made to enter law enforcement and protect our communities and our people,” said Flanagan.

Speaker Carl E. Heastie offered his condolences in a statement:

“I am deeply saddened to learn that New York has lost another brave member of our law enforcement community. This morning, Trooper Joel Davis was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute in Jefferson County. I join his family, friends and colleagues in mourning this senseless and tragic loss of life. On behalf of all my colleagues in the Assembly, we offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers of comfort to his loved ones.”

Trooper Davis lived in Oneida County and is survived by his wife and three children.

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