Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a measure to rename a bridge in Wilton, Saratoga County in honor of Trooper Timothy Pratt, who was killed in the line of duty last October.
"Trooper Timothy Pratt's devotion to the state of New York and the values of the State Police were unmistakable throughout his nearly 30 years of service," Governor Cuomo said. "This action will help ensure his memory and service to his community will continue to be remembered, and I once again offer my deepest condolences to Trooper Pratt's loved ones and fellow members of the New York State Police."
New York State Trooper Timothy Pratt Memorial Bridge:
Trooper Timothy Pratt, 55, of South Glens Falls, Saratoga County, joined the New York State Police in 1987 and was assigned to the Traffic Incident Management detail. He died in the line of duty on October 26, 2016 after being struck by a vehicle while assisting a truck driver in front of the State Police Troop G barracks in Wilton. Trooper Pratt was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the elite State Police Motorcycle Unit.
The bill (A6496A / S4662A), designates the bridge crossing on County Route 33, which crosses Interstate 87, in the Town of Wilton, County of Saratoga, as the "New York State Trooper Timothy Pratt Memorial Bridge."
Senator Kathy Marchione said, "A long-standing resident of South Glens Falls and a 30-year veteran of the New York State Police, Trooper Timothy Pratt embodied the ideals and morals that this state was founded upon. I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this measure into law and renaming the bridge in his memory. Communities throughout Saratoga County and across the entire state will forever remember Trooper Pratt's dedication to protecting our residents."
"Trooper Timothy Pratt dedicated his life to serving and protecting the people of New York State, and his biggest impact was right here in our local community," said Assemblywoman Woerner. "Trooper Pratt's commitment to the safety of all will never be forgotten. I am honored to be able to help memorialize his longstanding heroism."