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 Donald A. Strand. Trooper Strand died on September 28, 1960 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on September 12, 1960.

Trooper Strand, on leave, was advised that all leaves were canceled due to severe storm conditions resulting from Hurricane Donna and he was ordered to report for duty. Trooper Strand was enroute to the Bridgehampton Station over North Sea road when his vehicle collided head-on. The operator of the other vehicle was killed and Trooper Strand was critically injured. He succumbed to the injuries on September 28, 1960.

Trooper Strand joined the Divison June 19, 1958, and served in Troop "B" prior to his transfer to the Troop "K" area of Long Island on April 23, 1959. He was assigned to the Bridgehampton Station at the time of his death.

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]