Al Kurek and Bill Joyce are looking for Military Books so that they can build a
library. These books will then be loaned out to schools and other interested
groups. If you have any available contact Al
A jury found a man guilty of criminally negligent homicide in the death of Sgt. Jeremy VanNostrand, who died in the line of duty on Nov. 27, 2018 from injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle crash in front of the barracks in Montgomery County where he was stationed.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 9.
Sergeant VanNostrand, 36, was sworn into service with the New York State Police on Nov. 26, 2012. After graduating from the 199th Session of the State Police Academy, VanNostrand started his career in Troop F, working at SP Liberty. He later transferred to Troop G and worked at SP Granville and then SP Fonda.
VanNostrand loved his job as a member of the New York State Police and was described as enthusiastic, hard-working, dependable and dedicated to serving and protecting the public. He had taken the sergeant’s promotional exam, scored well and was fourth on the list. Following VanNostrand’s death, then-Superintendent George P. Beach II praised VanNostrand’s work ethic and drive and posthumously promoted him to the rank of sergeant.
Posted On: April 23, 2021
It is with deep regret that Major R. Christopher West, Troop G Commander, announces the death of retired member, Senior Investigator Jerome “Jerry” Holland, on 4/11/21 at the age of 64. Senior Investigator Holland entered Division Service on 10/19/81 and served 35 years retiring in 2016. He last served in Troop G, SP Capital.
It is with deep regret that Major James M. Hall, Troop A Commander, announces the death of retired Senior Investigator Michael J. Curran Jr. on April 9, 2021, at the age of 49. Senior Investigator Curran was last stationed at SP Olean, Troop A and is the father of Trooper Michael J. Curran III, Troop D SP Sylvan Beach.
Due to current pandemic restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
CURRAN-MICHAEL J. JR.
April 7, 2021 at age 49, beloved husband of Kristi M. (nee Wagner) Curran; dear father of Michael J. III (Amanda) Curran, Kelsi Curran and Cortney Curran; son of Joanne M. (nee Sebastiano) and Michael J. Curran, Sr.; brother of Catherine (Carlos) Garcia; grandson of the late Angelo and Kitty Sebastiano; son-in-law of Lynda (nee Hughey) and Jack Wagner; also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Due to the pandemic restrictions, a Celebration of Michael's life will be held at a later date. After retiring from the NYS Police, Michael owned and operated Town Line Pizza in Alden, NY. Arrangements by (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. Please visit Michael's Tribute Page to view his tribute video and share memories and condolences at www.AMIGONE.com
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