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The idea of forming an organization to represent troopers initiated in the Northeast Region of the United States in the early 70’s. Trooper Thomas J. Iskrzycki, President of the State Troopers Fraternal Association of New Jersey thought it would be a good idea to have troopers in the Region get together for a picnic to socialize and compare benefits such as salaries, working conditions, pensions, weapons, cars and how each association was addressing these concerns.

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.

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!

Andy Matthews
Executive Director National Troopers Coalition
executivedirector@nationaltroopers.org

Please consider making a donation to this very worthy cause.

For those of you who may not know, the Steven Siller Tunnels To Tower Foundation actively supports Gold Star families. The foundation is currently attempting to raise enough money to pay off the mortgage for Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent’s family. Shannon is the daughter of NYS Police Colonel Stephen J. Smith. He is the third ranking member of the NYSP, a Trooper’s Trooper and more importantly a friend of the Troopers PBA. His daughter Shannon selflessly sacrificed her own life for our great country in Syria last month as a result of a suicide bomber. Shannon leaves behind a husband as well as two children ages 1 and 3.

Please consider making a donation to this very worthy cause.

Tunnel 2 Towers website:
https://tunnel2towers.org/

Thank you in advance.
Tom Mungeer
President
NYS Troopers PBA

I regret to inform you of the line of duty death of Trooper Lucas Dowell

I regret to inform you of the line of duty death of Trooper Lucas Dowell as a result of a shooting at approximately 10:00 PM last night. Trooper Dowell was a member of the Virginia State Police Tactical (Swat) Team that was assisting a regional drug and gang task force with executing a search warrant at a residence in Cumberland Co. near Farmville, Va. As the Tactical Team made entry, an adult male inside the residence began shooting at them. Trooper Dowell was shot during the exchange. Tactical Team members fatally wounded the male suspect.

Trooper Dowell was transported to Southside Community Hospital in Farmville where he succumbed to his injuries. Trooper Dowell becomes the Department’s 66th line of duty death. The Chilhowie, Va. native graduated the VSP’s 122nd Basic Session in November 2014. Since graduation he has been assigned to the Virginia State Police Appomattox Division and he resided in Lynchburg, Virginia. Trooper Dowell is survived by his parents and a sister who reside in Chilhowie, Virginia.

Additional information will follow regarding services. Please keep Trooper Dowell’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Roy Kyle, President
Virginia State Police Association
12301 Ferndale Lane, Glade Spring, VA 24340
President@VSPA.org

On behalf of the National Troopers Coalition, we send our condolences to Trooper Dowell’s family, friends and our Brothers and Sisters of the Virginia State Police. 

As a show of respect and support for the sacrifice our Brother made while upholding the honor of his State Police badge, this NTC wreath will be proudly displayed at the funeral services. 

As our Brother is laid to rest today, may we all think of and pray for Lucas, his family and our Brothers and Sisters of the Virginia State Police. 

Andy Matthews
Executive Director National Troopers Coalition
executivedirector@nationaltroopers.org

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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.

Thomas Mungeer
New York State PBA

Update on New Jersey Magazine Capacity Law for LEO’s

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

Sergeant Jimmy Chavez

Chairman

The 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.

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