Northampton, NY – New York State Police (NYSP) Trooper James Monda died in the line of duty after slipping beneath the surface of Great Sacandaga Lake while working a marine patrol detail on Sunday.
The 45-year-old trooper went underwater at a boat launch at approximately 4 p.m. on Aug. 22 and did not resurface, the NYSP said in a press release on Monday afternoon.
Trooper Monda was pulled from the water and rushed to Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, where he was pronounced dead.
Additional details about the fatal incident have not been released.
“It is with deep regret and sadness that Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen announces the line of duty death of Trooper James J. Monda,” the NYSP said. “Trooper Monda entered the State Police in September 2002 and served with the State Police for 18 years.”