New York State Police took a moment to remember one of its own on Sunday.
Trooper Robert V. Conklin was killed on July 4, 1948 while pursuing a speeding car on Route 9W. He was 24.
Conklin was forced off the road by another vehicle, and his motorcycle entered the center median and struck a concrete curb, according to state police. He was thrown into the opposite lane by the collision.
Before his transfer to the State Police Highland barracks, Conklin was a two-year veteran of the division and had served in several other Troop C stations.
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