ALFRED, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Trooper Nicholas Clark was laid to rest today. Thousands of brothers and sisters in blue, family and friends gathered at Trooper Clark's alma mater, Alfred University.
"His friends say that Nick was always there hero, the one who would always come to the rescue. The one who would always answer their call....Nick Clark answered our call on Sunday...his life was taken because he did what we asked him to do. He went into harms way to protect the innocent, and despite the grave risk that he faced, he performed his duty to help others...that is a true hero," George P. Beach II, Superintendent of New York State Police, said.
The president of the Police Benevolent Association, and the Officer Down Memorial Page, lists Trooper Clark as the 26th line-of-duty death in New York State since 2006.
"On any given day, any man or woman of law enforcement can leave their home and never come home again, and their family lives with that fear," New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, said.
"We were teammates and brothers, to be a part of his life, i feel very grateful and blessed to have been," Chad Pieri, Co-captain with Trooper Clark for Alfred University's football team, said.
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