3 Albion police officers attend trooper’s funeral
Three members of the Albion Police Department attended the funeral this morning for Nicholas Clark, a state trooper killed on Monday in Steuben County.
Clark responded early in the morning on Monday to a 911 call about a domestic incident. He was shot by Steven Kiley, the principal at Bradford Central School. Clark served as a state trooper for nearly three years.
Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni, Lt. David Mogle and officer Karol Hughes attended the service at Alfred University today for Clark.
“Law Enforcement is a family and no matter what agency you work for or where you patrol area is located,” Nenni said. “We are all a member of the same family. It was important that we attended to show the Clark family and Trooper Clark’s fellow Troopers that we are there with them in their time of grief.
“Trooper Clark’s tragic death is a reminder of how dangerous law enforcement is and we are reminded of that far too often. The incident that Trooper Clark responded to was in a rural area, much like most of Orleans County. It is easy to get complacent and let your guard down; unfortunately the loss of a fellow law enforcement officer reminds us that we are not immune to deadly violence.
“Our hearts are grieving yet we will continue to serve and protect every minute of every day.”