Funeral services for Trooper VanNostrand to be held Monday

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Funeral services will begin Monday for Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand, who was hit by a car and killed while on his way to work last week. 

Family, friends and state police from across the state are expected to gather in Schenectady to pay their respects for a man many have described as a tremendous public servant.

State Police say 36-year-old Jeremy VanNostrand was on his way to work Tuesday at the NYSP Fonda barracks when he was rear-ended by a box truck and pushed into oncoming traffic. Trooper VanNostrand was taken to Albany Medical Center where he later died.

Police are considering it a line of duty death, which will be reflected in Trooper VanNostrand’s funeral. The PBA helped make funeral arrangements. VanNostrand will be remembered with special processions and services that are expected to draw large crowds. State Police say they have VanNostrand’s family in mind today and every day.

“The troopers in that immediate area will make sure she’s not forgotten,” said Thomas Mungeer with the NYS Police Benevolent Association. “I do not have to put out a directive, they do it on their own.”

Trooper VanNostrand leaves behind a six-year-old daughter, a wife, parents and siblings. The funeral will be held Monday at the St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Schenectady. 

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