State Trooper From Stockton Injured In Line Of Duty

File image Of Walsh Following Graduation From The Trooper Academy. Image By NYSP

WORCHESTER (NY) – A New York State Trooper, who is from Stockton, sustained an injury that required treatment from an area hospital after responding to a scene on I-88 Tuesday afternoon, according to the Chautauqua Blue Lives Matter and confirmed to WNYNewsNow Thursday morning by a source.

Troop C of the New York State Police originally reported that a trooper, confirmed by the source to be Dalton Walsh, was dispatched to the report of two males fighting alongside Interstate 88 in the town of Worcester. The males were later identified as father and son, Michael Lubrano, 34, and Gary Lubrano, 65, both of Cobleskill, NY.

According to Troop C, both men failed to comply with Trooper Walsh’s commands to stop fighting. When Walsh tried to place Gary Lubrano under arrest, he allegedly resisted arrest physically, resulting in a physical altercation. Michael Lubrano allegedly started physically assaulting Walsh in an attempt to prevent Walsh from arresting Gary Lubrano.

Troop C reported that the trooper, confirmed to be Walsh, sustained injuries to his jaw and lip.

Both men allegedly continued to fail to comply with verbal commands when a K9 handler arrived and the K9 was deployed, subsequently biting Gary Lubrano. Other troopers attempted to take both men into custody, who allegedly continued to struggle and were ultimately arrested.

During that struggle, an unidentified second trooper was injured and broke his hand. Troopers from Troop “G” heard the radio transmissions and responded to the scene.

Gary Lubrano was transported by Schenevus Ambulance to Basset Hospital and Michael Lubrano was transported by Cooperstown Medical Transport to Bassett Hospital. Both were treated and released from the hospital.

Both were arraigned in the Town of Otsego Court on two felony counts of assault on a police officer and two misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest. Michael Lubrano was additionally charged with driving while intoxicated. Both were remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $75,000 property bond.

Both troopers were transported to local hospitals and released. Troop C State Police said it is unknown when the injured troopers will return.

Reporter Justin Gould contributed to this report. 

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