State Troopers Escort Slain Colleague’s Body to Binghamton
Dozens of New York State Police vehicles traveled from Steuben County as the body of Trooper Nicholas Clark was taken to a Binghamton hospital.
The 29-year-old Clark died early Monday morning after he was shot at a residence in the town of Erwin.
Authorities say the trooper and other law enforcement officers had been sent to 10041 Welch Road following a 911 call reporting a suicidal man had barricaded himself in the home.
Investigators say Clark was shot and killed. They say the body of the man who is believed to have fired the shot, 43-year-old Steven Kiley, was found inside the residence. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Trooper Clark graduated from the New York State Police Academy. He initially was assigned to Sidney-based Troop C, working out of the Ithaca station. He later was assigned to the Auburn barracks of Troop E before starting his current assignment working out of Bath.
Trooper Clark, who lived in Troupsburg, is survived by his mother, father and brother.
State police say the incident remains under investigation. An autopsy was to be performed at Lourdes Hospital.
Officials say Kiley was the principal of Bradford Central School in Steuben County.
New York State Police troopers and Binghamton police officers gathered at Lourdes Hospital after the body of Trooper Nicholas Clark was transported to Binghamton.