CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) - State Troopers are carrying on Sunday enforcing the law and protecting our roads, but they're still grieving a comrade who lost his life Saturday doing just that .
New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson died on Saturday after he was struck by a pick up truck on the 290 in the Town of Tonawanda.
Capt. Steven Nigrelli said, "This is another time that the State Police has taken a hit, and it's close, Kevin's one of our guys."
The loss of a 14 year veteran devastated law enforcement communities throughout New York State.
Grief Counselor Bernard Feldmann said, "We come in after an event and assist the officers in dealing with their personal emotions."
Sunday News 4 spoke with Feldmann who's helping troopers during this difficult time.
Feldmann says part of the healing process involves a series of emotional meetings.
"They're confidential events where the officers can speak freely about how their feelings, about their emotions and speak with other officers who've gone through similar events," added Feldmann.
Feldmann said, "They come to an understanding that it was the event that was unusual and not their emotions, once we get them to that point the biggest issue is to teach them to reach out to each other."
Feldmann says the healing process takes time.
To help troopers get back to their daily lives, he says he's telling them to keep one thing in mind.
"The greatest thing is that you are a human being first and a cop second and this is tragic for anybody," said Feldmann.
The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor trailer crashed on Route 39, in the Town of Eagle.
One letter was about the violent altercation between Jim Ying and another employee, and in the other letter Ying described why the restaurant is closing.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
The robberies happened between August and early November. Prosecutors say all three used notes threatening the use of weapons.
A former union president will not serve jail time for stealing $12,000 by filing false invoices for expenses he did not incur.