Off-duty NYS Trooper helps 92-year-old man bury dog

AUSTERLITZ, N.Y. (NEWS 10) — A NYS Trooper went above and beyond while aiding an elderly man whose dog had been struck by a car.

State Police say Trooper Louis Godfrey was dispatched to the home of a 92-year-old Austerlitz man the evening of October 4. The man told Trooper Godfrey that his golden retriever had wandered away from his house and had been struck and killed by a car.

Trooper Godfrey then retrieved the dog and returned it to the man’s home.

Although the man requested no further help, State Police say Trooper Godfrey realized the man would likely have a difficult time properly burying the dog. While off-duty the next day,Trooper Godfrey returned to the man’s home and helped him bury his lost pet.

In a press release, the New York State Police said Trooper Godfrey’s actions were consistent with the NYSP’s mission to serve the people of New York.

“Trooper Godfroy helped a member of our community with compassion, courtesy and professionalism by taking the initiative to help the elderly couple with the loss of their family pet.”

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