SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NY (NEWS10) – A massive turnout is expected Monday morning at the funeral of fallen Trooper Timothy Pratt.
Pratt died last week on the job after being struck by an SUV.
People lined the streets of his hometown in South Glens Falls for the wake Sunday.
55-year-old Timothy Pratt was helping a tractor-trailer parked in the median of Ballard Road in Wilton when he was hit by an SUV.
Friends said he was a true public servant who would help anyone no matter the situation.
Hundreds came out to show their gratitude for him at his wake. This is not a surprise to those who knew him.
“That’s Tim I mean he left a legacy. He’s one of those people that leaves an impact on you,” said Peter Aragosa, a colleague of Trooper Pratt with State Police.
“It’s a huge loss, for not just for the State Police but as you see for the whole community,” said Dan Moynihan, a friend of Trooper Pratt’s in Law Enforcement.
Family tells News10ABC Pratt became a trooper to honor his father who spent 25 years with State Police.
Trooper Pratt was hoping to retire after the 100 year anniversary of the troopers next spring.