State Senate Pays Tribute to Fallen Trooper

February 25, 2010

ALBANY, 02/24/10 – The New York State legislature today adopted a legislative resolution honoring New York State Police Trooper Jill E. Mattice for her significant contributions to law enforcement and education.

Senate resolution 3812 was sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) and adopted on February 25, 2010.  Assemblyman Bill Magee sponsored the same resolution, assembly resolution 937, which was adopted on February 1, 2010.

“Jill devoted her life to serve and protect and was tragically killed carrying out her duties,” said Senator Seward.  “Her work with local schools is especially admirable and most certainly made an immeasurable difference in the lives of many of our young people.”

A six-and-a-half year veteran of the New York State Police, 31 year old Jill E. Mattice was assigned to the Oneonta trooper barracks and worked as a school resource officer for Unadilla Valley Central School and Franklin Central School.

“Jill’s wonderful spirit and sense of compassion have been fondly remembered by those who she touched on a daily basis.  Her dedication to her family, community and the New York State Police will not be forgotten,” Seward concluded. 

Mattice lost her life in a motor vehicle accident on January 20, 2010.  She was the first female New York State Police officer to die in the line of duty.