Louisiana State Police  

Trooper Steven Vincent

End of Watch: August 24, 2015



The National Troopers Coalition would like to extend our deepest condolences to Louisiana State Police Trooper Steven Vincent’s family along with the Brothers and Sisters of the Louisiana State Police.   Please keep Trooper Vincent and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 


Senior Trooper Steven Vincent was shot and killed while checking on a vehicle that was being operated by a suspected intoxicated driver near the intersection of Highway 14 and Fruge Road, near Bell City.


Visitation for Senior Trooper Steven Vincent will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm. at Johnson’s Funeral Home located at 4321 Lake Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605.The funeral will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church located at 3939 Lake Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605 with the burial to follow at the Lacassine Cemetery on Ann Street and Hwy 90 (East of LA 101) Lacassine, LA.





Fort Williams - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

September 10, 2015


The 2015 NTC Picnic will be held on September 10, 2015 at Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth, Maine from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Please find more information on the picnic under NTC News or by clicking on the following link:  2015 NTC Picnic.








Hosted by: The Indiana State Police Alliance


September 16-17-18, 2015

at the


40 West Jackson Place

Indianapolis, IN 46225


The 2015 NTC Conference will be hosted by the Indiana State Police Alliance on September 16-18, 2015.  The Conference will be held at the Omni Serverin Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana.  

          Please find information on the Conference under NTC News or by clicking on the following link:     2015 NTC Conference








On June 23, 2015, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a Member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and a leading voice for improved commercial motor vehicle safety, Andrew Matthews, Chairman of the National Troopers Coalition, safety advocates, truck crash victims, and other law enforcement held a press conference in Washington DC to urge the Senate to reject legalizing double 33-foot trailers on our nation’s highways.








Kentucky State Police

Trooper Eric K. Chrisman

End of Watch:  June 23, 2015


The National Troopers Coalition would like to extend our deepest condolences to Kentucky State Police Trooper Eric K. Chrisman’s family along with the Brothers and Sisters of the Kentucky State Police.   Please keep Trooper Chrisman and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


Trooper Eric K. Chrisman was killed in a vehicle crash on US Route 62 near the Tennessee River Bridge in Livingston County at 5:48 pm. on June 23, 2015.  He was responding to a reckless driver complaint when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and crossed into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer. Trooper Chrisman had served with the Kentucky State Police for only six months.


Visitation will be 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015 and 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Ninevah Christian Church, 1195 Ninevah Road, Lawrenceburg, KY.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Church.   Burial will follow services at the Sand Spring Cemetery in Anderson County with full Kentucky State Police Honors.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, 126 South Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 or Supporting Heroes, P.O. 991547, Louisville, KY 40269-1547. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.ritchieandpeach.com







On June 4, 2015, State Troopers from across the country honored New Jersey State Trooper Anthony Raspa by attending his funeral services at St. Matthias Church.  The National Troopers Coalition would like to extend its deepest condolences toTrooper Anthony Raspa’s family and our Brothers and Sisters of the New Jersey State Police.  Trooper Raspa’s sacrifice will never be forgotten.




New Jersey State Police

Trooper Anthony Raspa

EOW May 30, 2015


The National Troopers Coalition would like to extend our deepest condolences to New Jersey State Police Trooper Anthony Raspa’s family along with the Brothers and Sisters of the State Troopers Fraternal Association of New Jersey, Inc.   Please keep Trooper Raspa and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


New Jersey State Police Trooper Anthony Raspa and his night shift partner were on routine patrol on I-195 outside Trenton, New Jersey, when their Troop car struck a deer crossing the roadway. Subsequently, his cruiser left the roadway and struck several trees before coming to rest. Trooper Raspa succumbed to severe internal injuries from the impact.  


Visitation will be Wednesday, June 3rd, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at St. Matthias Church, 170 JFK Boulevard, Somerset, NJ 08873. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 4th, at the church. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery in New Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to "The Anthony Raspa Memorial Fund" and should be sent to: State Troopers Fraternal Association, C/O The Anthony Raspa Memorial Fund, 2634 Highway 70, Manasquan, N.J. 08736. Arrangements are under the direction of Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick. 






New Jersey & Pennsylvania State Troopers


Head to Baltimore



New Jersey State Troopers Head to Baltimore Amid Protests


NJ State Troopers gathered at the Hamilton Township Barracks


NBC 10 - Updated at 7:12 PM EDT on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015


The Office of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed Tuesday that members of the state's police force are heading to Baltimore to assist local authorities amid protests over Freddie Gray's death.About 150 New Jersey State Troopers gathered at the Hamilton Township barracks Tuesday afternoon and boarded a bus that left for Charm City Tuesday -- the day a mandatory curfew will begin for all city residents.Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan contacted Christie to ask for assistance late Monday night, officials said. Of the 150 New Jersey state troopers deployed to Baltimore, 100 will provide operation support while the remaining 50 will assist with investigative and logistical side, according to Tweets from Christie. Meanwhile state police in Pennsylvania and Delaware said they have offered assistance following riots overnight in Baltimore but have not been asked to come to the area. The offers were made in response to an Emergency Management Assistance Compact request from Maryland's emergency management agency. The request was made to surrounding states to provide personnel and assets in response to a state of emergency declared in Baltimore. Pennsylvania state police said they have been talking with state police in Maryland and with Baltimore city officials but as of this point they "have not been requested to deploy to that area." Pennsylvania state police last responded to such a request in the fall of 2012 when troopers were sent to New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy.

Published at 5:40 PM EDT on Apr 28, 2015




300 Pennsylvania State Police Personnel to Aid in Baltimore




Pennsylvania is sending 300 state troopers to Baltimore.


HARRISBURG, Pa. --  Associated Press, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:46PM


The Pennsylvania State Police is sending 300 troopers and other personnel to help authorities in Baltimore as they try to maintain peace and prevent a repeat of looting and arson that erupted earlier this week. The approximately 6,000-employee agency said Wednesday that Maryland had accepted its offer of resources. The deployment is expected to begin later this week. Maryland will reimburse Pennsylvania's costs. "Our troopers and emergency personnel are sources of pride for our commonwealth," Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement. "Our thoughts will be with them and their families as they help our neighbors in Baltimore during this difficult time. We hope that with their assistance, calm will prevail and the Baltimore community can begin to move forward." Pennsylvania state troopers have helped other states before, including New Jersey with Hurricane Sandy cleanup in 2012. Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown says personnel from stations across Pennsylvania will go. Before he was tapped by Gov. Tom Wolf to lead the state police, Brown was the No. 2 commander in Baltimore's police force and commanded the Maryland State Police until January.






Maine state trooper helps save life of driver who overdosed

Trooper Douglas Cropper pulls over the speeding vehicle shortly before the man loses consciousness on Interstate 295 in Portland.

By David Hench Staff Writer of the Portland Press Harold 



A Maine State Police trooper is being credited with helping to save the life of a driver he pulled over who was overdosing on heroin, and the traffic stop could have prevented a crash as well.


Trooper Douglas Cropper pulled over a Volkswagen Jetta about 6:15 a.m. Friday on the Fore River Bridge on Interstate 295 southbound in Portland after he spotted it traveling more than 15 mph over the speed limit. Cropper took the license and registration from the male driver – whom police would not identify because of health privacy laws – returned to his cruiser and wrote him a ticket. When Cropper went back to the car with the ticket, the man’s head was tilted back, his mouth was open and he was unresponsive. A cruiser camera video shows Cropper trying to wake up the man, then dragging him from the car onto the road, where he starts to massage the man’s chest. “I thought he had nodded off. Then he started to turn blue from lack of oxygen,” Cropper said during a news conference at the Troop G state police barracks in Portland. Cropper alerted a dispatcher that he needed a rescue crew and continued trying to resuscitate the man, who didn’t appear to have a pulse. As he was ministering to the man, who was lying on the pavement alongside his car, traffic whizzed by at highway speed. Leon Chick, an emergency room nurse who was driving by, stopped and immediately started applying chest compressions. Cropper took over and soon afterward the man made a gurgling noise and Chick felt a pulse.


“I had my hand on his chest and his heart was pounding when he was coming around,” Cropper said. “His color started coming back a little bit. He was breathing a lot stronger on his own.” Portland rescue workers arrived and took over the treatment. They administered Narcan, a medicine that reverses the effects of drugs such as heroin, and the man was able to walk on his own, though he was still dazed. Cropper is heard on the video saying: “Welcome back, buddy.”  The man was taken to a local hospital. Cropper said he spoke to the man later. The man admitted that he had taken heroin in the parking lot of a Dunkin’ Donuts before getting on the highway to go to his job. Cropper noted that the man was muscular, like a body-builder, had a job and a nice car.


But it was the second time this week he had overdosed and had to be resuscitated, Cropper said.  “This gentleman just overdosed three days ago,” Cropper said. “Portland dealt with him, he still had large scarring on his chest from where his friends were doing sternum rubs.”  “He said he needed a kick in the head,” Cropper recounted. “‘I said this is the kick you get.'”   Police found drug paraphernalia in the car, but so far the man has been issued only a traffic citation. He likely will face more charges later.

Cropper has done similar things in other high-profile incidents, most notably one in 2012, when he raced ahead of a car going the wrong way on I-295 in Portland. Cropper crashed his cruiser into the wrong-way driver, likely averting a more serious crash.


Earlier in 2012, Cropper received a commendation for recovering the victims of a double homicide in New Gloucester. With other officers, he retrieved the two bodies while risking gunfire. And in 2005, he chased a driver on I-295 at speeds up to 130 mph before arresting the driver. Friday’s incident is another indication of the growing severity of the heroin addiction problem in Maine. Heroin has become inexpensive relative to prescription painkillers and has seen a resurgence as a drug of choice, police say.Cropper said he was glad he pulled the man over when he did, possibly averting a high-speed crash that could have injured or killed another motorist.“Who knows how much farther along the road he would have gone and started to overdose, drive off the road and killed himself – or even worse, crashed into someone else, some innocent person going to work?” he said.







Trooper Trevor J. Casper 
End of Watch 3/24/15


The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Kiel Chief of Police: Dave Funkhauser and the Wisconsin State Patrol for all of their kindness shown to the family.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.meiselwitzfh.com


The National Troopers Coalition would like to extend our deepest condolences to Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor J. Casper’s family along with the Brothers and Sisters of the Wisconsin Troopers Association.  





State Troopers from across the country attended the Funeral for Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor J. Casper. 

From the left are: Troopers from Pennsylvania, Oregon, Texas, Connecticut, S/Sgt. Eric C. Meybaum (H-Field Command) and Washington. 






On March 30, 2015, 27 different State Police Agencies paid their respects to their

Brother, Fallen Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor J. Casper.



  • March 18, 2015 - Letter in Opposition on Parole Consideration of Inmate Gary Castonguay

    April 7, 2015

    On March 18, 2015, the following letter was sent on behalf of the National Troopers Coalition and the Connecticut State Troopers Union in opposition of the parole of Inmate Gary Castonguay, who murdered Plainville, CT  police officer Robert Holcomb.   March 18, 2015   Board of Pardons and Paroles 55 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT  06702   To Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles,   On behalf of the National Troopers Coalition and the 42,000 State Troopers we represent across the country, we oppose the parole of Inmate Gary Castonguay. We urge the Parole Board not to release Inmate Castonguay, who was convicted of capital felony murder and felony murder for the brutal slaying of Plainville police officer, Robert Holcomb.

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  • May 2, 2011 - NTC responds to the capture of Osama Bin Laden

    January 28, 2013

      May 2, 2011 PRESS RELEASE The over 40,000 members of the 40 plus states that represent the members of the National Troopers Coalition would like to congratulate our brothers from the Federal Law Enforcement community, the Intelligence arena and the United States Military operatives responsible for the death of Osama Bin Laden. Although bringing him to justice via death may seem too easy, it is a much better verdict than would have been gained had he been captured alive. Let us remember those members who carried out this mission.


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