Watertown, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that Trooper Joel Davis of the New York State Police was posthumously honored with the state Division of Criminal Justice Services' Lifesaving Award for his role in responding to a violent domestic dispute in Jefferson County July 9th of last year.
Trooper Davis arrived at the scene in the town of Theresa, where he engaged a gunman as a woman and two children were hiding in shed nearby. During the incident, Trooper Davis was fatally shot.
The award was presented to Trooper Davis' family this morning at a ceremony at the State Police's Watertown station, where fellow Troopers also unveiled a marker in his memory.
Gov. Cuomo said "Trooper Davis epitomizes the courage and bravery that characterizes the New York State Police and first responders, On behalf of all New Yorkers, I am proud to honor Trooper Davis for his service, heroic actions and selfless sacrifice to protect the public."
(Photo Courtesy Of New York State Police)