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 Joseph A. Longobardo.Trooper Longobardo died at the age of 32 on September 3, 2006 as a result of a gunshot wound.

On August 31, 2006, in their capacities as members of the Mobile Response Team, Troopers Longobardo and Baker were conducting surveillance in the town of Pomfret, Chautauqua County in connection with an escaped convict who was also wanted for the attempted murder of Trooper Brown in June 2006. both Longobardo and Baker were shot from behind with a high powered rifle. Baker sustained a shot through his lower back and Longobardo through his left thigh, causing severe bleeding. Trooper Longobardo died three days later.

Trooper Longobardo was an 8 year veteran of the State Police and had served in Troops F and G, last assigned to SP Wilton.



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

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