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Where we came from…
These gatherings continued for 6 or 7 years and finally Trooper Richard Whelan, President of the State Police Association of Massachusetts thought these State Police Associations should band together and unite for the common goals of Troopers throughout the New England states. The first
meeting was held in Framingham, Massachusetts in September 1977 with four states attending, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and Connecticut. The attendees sat down and drafted by-laws, a constitution and named the organization “North Eastern Regional Troopers Coalition”, NERTC.
After several meetings the representatives present developed the “Trooper News Letter” which was sent out to all the states having associations in the Region; the newsletter stated the purpose of NERTC. Shortly after it became apparent that NERTC was gaining interest within other states and because this was a unique organization that represented troopers only we started having meetings in different parts of the United States. The NTC started out having four meetings a year in different parts of the Country. The continued growth necessitated changing the name of the organization to the National Troopers Coalition and incorporating in the State of New York for legal purposes.
In ten short years of rapid growth we went from 4 states to 43 states with three of the states having two associations representing approximately 44,000 State Police and Highway Patrol Officers nationwide. For better and broader representation we increased the Executive Board in size from 6 to 10 members and divided the country into 4 regions and made the Regional Coordinators part of the Executive Board.
Along with the growth in member states the NTC has gained recognition as a well respected national law enforcement association. We also assist member associations with needs in their state and lobby in the United States Congress and the White House for the betterment of the Troopers and the public we serve.
Families of Connecticut State Troopers Kevin Miller and Walter Greene
John Castiline, president of CT State Police Union, NTC Chairman Jimmy Chavez, and Andrew Matthews, Executive Director of NTC and CT State Police Union.
Chairman Chavez spent time with the families of Connecticut State Trooper’s, Trooper Kevin Miller and Trooper Walter Greene, who were lost in the line of duty in 2018. Chairman Chavez was presented with gifts in memory of our fallen Brothers.
Cody Greene, son of Trooper Greene, Suzanne Greene, widow of Trooper Walter Greene, Jimmy Chavez, Tommy Greene, son of Trooper Greene, and Andrew Matthews.
Jimmy Chavez , Jennifer Miller, Sarah Miller (12), daughter of , Ryan Miller (14), children of Trooper Kevin Miller, and Andrew Matthews
Illinois – Trooper Gerald Ellis #6038
March 30, 2019 at 06:46:49 MST
It is with deep regret we inform you on yet another line of duty death. Trooper Gerald Ellis #6038, was on duty in his squad car traveling home on I-94 westbound near milepost 16.75 in Green Oaks, when a wrong way driver, who was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes, struck Trooper Ellis head on. Trooper Ellis was transported to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries. At approximately 4:04am, Trooper Ellis succumbed to his injuries.
Please keep Trooper Ellis family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Additional information will be released once it becomes available.
Joe Moon, President
Illinois Troopers Lodge #41
Alabama State Trooper remains hospitalized following a weekend tornado that destroyed his home in Lee County
State Trooper Sgt. Robert Burroughs.
Burroughs, who is with the Opelika Highway Patrol Post, was injured when the tornado struck and destroyed his home. As of Tuesday, he remains in the Intensive Care Unit at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.
“Troopers responded to the community immediately following the storm and remain,” ALEA spokesman Cpl. Jess Thornton said. “Troopers have a strong sense of comradery and will surround the Burroughs family at this time and offer support both short and long term.”
Burroughs’ family has set up a GoFundMe account to assist with expenses.
Burroughs is among more than 40 victims who were taken to area hospitals after the tornado devastated southern Lee County Sunday afternoon.
At least 23 people died in the storm, including four children. The victims’ names have since been released.
Master Sergeant Daniel Duane Hinton
Florida Highway Patrol, Florida
End of Watch Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a defensive tactics training exercise at the Fort Myers FHP Station.
He was transported to the Gulf Coast Medical Center where he passed away a short time later.
Sergeant Hinton had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 32 years and was assigned to the Criminal Interdiction Unit. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.
On behalf of the National Troopers Coalition, we send our condolences to Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton’s family, friends and our Brothers and Sisters of the Florida Highway Patrol.
As a show of respect and support for the sacrifice our Brother made while upholding the honor of his State Police badge, the attached NTC wreath will be proudly displayed at tomorrow’s funeral services.
As our Brother is laid to rest today, may we all think of and pray for Daniel, his family and our Brothers and Sisters of the Florida Highway Patrol. May our Brother Rest in Peace!
Executive Director National Troopers Coalition
NTC donates $10,000 to the National Law Enforcement Memorial
On behalf of the National Trooper Coalition, Chairman Chavez present Mrs. Day with a check for $10,000. to continue our support of the National Law Enforcement Memorial.
Jimmy Chavez (NTC Chairman), Lori Day (CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund), and Andrew Matthews (NTC Executive Director).
I am saddened to announce the line of duty death of Trooper Jeremy J. VanNostrand
On November 27, 2018, at approximately 7:45 am, Trooper VanNostrand was reporting to work at the State Police barracks in Fonda when he was involved in a motor vehicle crash.
Trooper VanNostrand was stopped in traffic in his personal vehicle, waiting to turn into the station, when he was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic.
Trooper VanNostrand was transported to Albany Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Trooper VanNostrand entered the State Police in December of 2012 and served with the State Police for six years.
Trooper VanNostrand served as a Trooper in Troop F at SP Middletown and Liberty, and in Troop G at SP Granville, and his latest assignment, SP Fonda.
Prior to his State Police service, Trooper VanNostrand served as a Correction Officer for eight years with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Trooper VanNostrand is survived by his wife, their daughter, his parents, sister and brothers.
New York State PBA
We regret to inform you of the line of duty death of Trooper Christopher Lambert
We regret to inform you of the line of duty death of Trooper Christopher Lambert, #6527, District 15. Trooper Lambert was working a three car crash on I-294 Northbound, Mile Post 49.25, near Oakbrook, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle at approximately 4:45 pm in the afternoon on January 12th, 2019.
Please keep Trooper Lambert’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Joe Moon, President
Illinois Troopers Lodge 41
Sergeant Jimmy Chavez
ChairmanThe National Troopers Coalition, we protect and serve you!
As a state trooper, one of your most valuable tools is not to be found in your equipment belt, or even your patrol car. The tool is your membership in the association representing your agency. You have sworn to protect and serve the public, but who is going to protect you? Membership in your association will protect you and your family’s future. At the National Troopers Coalition we band together the nation’s associations and speak with one voice at a national level giving your association a much greater voice that can be heard all over the country.
The National Troopers Coalition (NTC) works to improve your wages, benefits and working conditions and encourages all employees to provide quality service to the community. Our membership consists of sworn and civilian employees as well as retirees of the of the nationa’s state police level associations. NTC elects its Chairman, Vice Chairman and Executive Board from the membership.
Our Mission is to protect the rights, interests and welfare of our members and improve quality of life for all member state law enforcement associations.