Police officer put their lives on the line every day. Unfortunately, there are times when officers make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty for the state of New York. We want to make sure those officers who have Fallen are not Forgotten.

This week we salute Trooper David J. Lane. Trooper Lane died at the age of 30 on November 4th, 2009 on State Route 32, in the Town of Catskill, Greene County, while enforcing the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.

Trooper Lane was traveling north on State Route 32 attempting to catch up to a speeder. Trooper Lane attempted to pass another vehicle that suddenly turned left and the two vehicles made contact, causing him to lose control of the vehicle as it left the roadway. Trooper Lane was killed instantly when his vehicle struck a utility pole.

Trooper Lane entered the New York State Police on September 26, 2005, and was assigned to Troop F, SP Catskill. He was 30 years old. Pallas joined the State Police in 1959 and served as station Commander of the Remsen Substation.

If you know an officer who should be remembered in our 'Fallen But Not Forgotten' series email Don.Wagner@townsquaremedia.com.

[Source New York State Police]