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New York State Police Wall of Honor: Corporal Edward F. Dolphin


Today we remember Corporal Edward F. Dolphin.

On August 6, 1928, Corporal Dolphin, 27, died following a motorcycle accident returning to Troop K Headquarters from patrol. On July 27, 1928, Corporal Dolphin’s motorcycle overturned when it struck a rut in the road near Kenisco Dam. Trooper Dolphin died ten days later in the White Plains Hospital as the result of a fractured skull.

Corporal Dolphin had been a member of Troop K since 1924 and rose to the rank of Corporal in 1927.

Corporal Dolphin had been Regimental Heavyweight Boxing Champion when he was assigned to a Coastal Defense Artillery Unit of the U.S. Army.

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