AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - The community is turning out Wednesday night to pay respects to a New York State trooper killed in the line of duty over the weekend.
Trooper Kevin Dobson was struck and killed while making a traffic stop on the Youngmann Highway. Thousands of people are expected to come and pay their respects to the local trooper killed in the line of duty.
Family, friends, fellow troopers, and other members of law enforcement are filing into the Amigone Funeral Home at Sheridan and Hopkins, paying their respects to 43-year-old trooper Kevin Dobson. He grew up in Buffalo and was living on Grand Island. He leaves behind three children.
Saturday morning, he was struck by a pickup truck as he was handing out a speeding ticket on the 290. The bright sunrise may have been a factor. So far, the driver of the pickup has not been charged.
The wake continues at the Amigone Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral for Trooper Dobson will take place at the Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church at 11 a.m. on Friday.
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