New York state trooper, state champ killed in line of duty
July 04, 2018


Nicholas Clark, a New York state trooper who had been a high school state wrestling champ a dozen years ago, was killed in the line of duty early Monday morning near Corning, N.Y. He was 29.

Clark and others were on a domestic call at approximately 3:30 a.m. Monday. A man at the home, Steve Kiley, 43, a school principal in the area, was found dead with a gunshot wound believed to be self-inflicted.

Prior to serving his community as a New York state trooper, Clark had an impressive athletic career in high school and college in both wrestling and football.

Clark attended Canisteo-Greenwood High School in Canisteo, in western New York, south of Rochester. He was a two-time New York state wrestling championships finalist, placing second in 2005 before winning the title at 189 pounds in 2006. According to his college bio, Clark was a six-time letterwinner in wrestling at the high school.