Funeral Service for Trooper Ross Riley
Thousands of people – including law enforcement officers from across New York State – attended the funeral for Trooper Ross Riley this afternoon in the Reilly Center at St. Bonaventure University.
During the service State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said Riley was an outstanding state trooper and marine, but his family meant the world to him.
"During his Power Point presentations when he was teaching," D'Amico said, "he'd slip in pictures of his daughters. Some of him holding them. And even one of him and his daughter at the father/daughter dance. Not something a lot of guys would do. But for Ross, family came first and he was proud to show it."
His daughters are 10, 8 and 3 years old.
Riley died last week during a training exercise at Letchworth State Park.
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