NYS Trooper shot and killed by school principal in Steuben County; Trooper is, Nick Clark, 2006 NYS champ from Canisteo
SOURCE: 13wham.com
July 02, 2018


ALBANY, N.Y. (WHAM) - A New York state trooper in Steuben responding to an early-morning call in Steuben County.

State police say the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m Monday morning on Welch Road in the Town of Erwin, not far from SUNY Corning Community College.

Troopers say 29-year-old Nicholas Clark was responding to a call of a suicidal person. When Trooper Clark arrived, State police say 43-year-old Steven Kiley shot and killed Clark, before apparently taking his own life.

State police say Kiley was a school principal, but did not say which school he worked at.

Troopers say Clark from Troupsburg, New York. He graduated from the State Police Basic School in 2015.

He is survived by his mother, father, and brother.

Troopers also say that Trooper Clark was an outstanding athlete, who tried out for the Buffalo Bills at one point.

Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Steuben County following Trooper Clark's death.

"A situation like this makes no sense," said Cuomo.

"To the State Police, and all police officers in this State, I want them to know that every person in the State of New York has nothing but respect for them, trust in them, and love for them and their families."

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo released the following statement:

My heart breaks for the family of New York State Trooper Nicholas Clark, killed today in the line of duty just south of our area. Trooper Clark's loss is a tragic reminder of the many dangers law enforcement officers face every time they put on the badge on our behalf. As we spend time with our own friends and family this week, may we all take time to recognize and appreciate the sacrifices made by those who serve in uniform to keep us safe, both at home and abroad. I ask that our entire community join me in keeping the Clark family and all New York State Troopers in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.
The incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story. 13WHAM will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.