posted on November 21, 2013 16:22
Funeral arrangements have been announced for the trooper who died Wednesday when he fell down into a gorge during a training exercise at Letchworth State park.
Calling hours for Ross Riley will be Sunday and Monday from 4 to 8 at Casey, Halwig and Hartle funeral home. The funeral service is Tuesday at 1 at St. Bonaventure University.
Trooper Riley was 44 years old. He is survived by his wife, also a New York State Police Sergeant, and three daughters under age 11.
Trooper Riley was part of the State Police’s Special Operations Response Team. He and two other troopers were conducting high-angle rescue training yesterday morning.
State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico said they aren’t sure what caused Trooper Riley to fall.