SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Kathy Hochul joined hundreds of police officers to honor a state trooper who drowned while on duty at a lake in the Adirondack Mountains.
Trooper James Monda died while working a marine detail on the Great Sacandaga Lake on Aug. 22. Monda went into the water with diving gear at a boat launch and did not resurface.
Hochul lined up with gray-clad troopers standing in formation outside a Schenectady church before his funeral Monday morning.
The Rotterdam native is survived by his fiancée, mother and father. His death is under investigation.
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