Paterson's Statement on State Trooper's Fatal Crash

By WBNG News

Paterson's Statement on State Trooper's Fatal Crash

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 20, 2010 at 11:46 PM EDT

Albany, NY (WBNG Binghamton) New York Governor Paterson expressed his sympathies after learning of Trooper Mattice's passing.

In a statement, He says "It was with great sadness that I learned today of the death of Trooper Jill E. Mattice, a nearly seven-year veteran of the New York State Police who was killed this afternoon in a vehicular accident in Otsego County."

"Trooper Mattice was assigned to the State Police Duty Station in Oneonta and served as a School Resource Officer at Unadilla Valley High School and Franklin Central Schools. Her community was enhanced by her service; her State is humbled by her sacrifice.

"Trooper Mattice is the first female member of the New York State Police to be killed in the line of duty. On behalf of all New Yorkers, it is with profound gratitude for her service that I offer my deepest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues," said Paterson.

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