The following statement can be attributed to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in response to the death of New York State Police Trooper Ross M. Riley, a 17 year veteran of State Police who died today during training exercises at Letchworth State Park in Wyoming County.
"Following this unfortunate tragedy, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trooper Ross Riley. Trooper Riley was a devoted member of our State Police force, committed to protecting New Yorkers and ensuring their safety. His dedication to his work is commendable and his service, no doubt, touched the lives of many. The contributions he made as a member of the New York State Police will never be forgotten."