Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff beginning Wednesday, July 10 through interment, in honor of New York State Police Trooper Joel R. Davis.
"The entire New York family grieves today for Trooper Joel Davis, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday night in Theresa, Jefferson County," Governor Cuomo said. "Trooper Davis served as a member of the New York State Police for four years, and his death is yet another sad reminder of the risks law enforcement officers face each day in order to protect our communities and serve the residents of this great state. I ask all New Yorkers to keep Trooper Davis' family, loved ones and colleagues in the state police in their prayers during this incredibly difficult time."
Trooper Davis lived in Oneida County and is survived by his wife and three children.
Source: Press Office, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo