ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York State Police honored a Coxsackie trooper killed seven years ago.
Trooper David Brinkerhoff, 29, died as a result of a gunshot wound on April 25, 2007.
In the Town of Arkville, Delaware County, the Mobile Response Team was searching a house in response to a residential burglar alarm in the area a suspect wanted in the shooting of Trooper Matthew J. Gombosi a day earlier was last seen. There was an exchange of gunfire, with rounds striking Trooper Richard G. Mattson and fatally wounding Brinkerhoff.
Trooper Brinkerhoff joined the New York State Police on November 2, 1998. After attending the Academy, he briefly served in Troop A and was assigned to Troop F, SP Coxsackie at the time of his death.