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UPDATE: Trooper Dies in Letchworth Accident

UPDATE: Trooper Dies in Letchworth Accident

Warsaw, NY -- State police say a 17-year veteran trooper was killed in a fall during training drills at Letchworth State Park.

Trooper Ross Riley was a member of the Special Operations Response Team - West, based in Collins Center.

During high angle rescue training, hefell from a ledge approximately 30 feet into Wolf Creek. He died at Wyoming County Community Hospital.

Riley was a veteran of the Persian Gulf Conflict. He is survived by his wife, State Police Olean Station Commander Heidi Riley and their three daughters, ages 10, 8 and 3.

Funeral arrangements are pending.


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