Friends and family said goodbye to a police officer with ties to the Hudson Valley who died in the line of duty.

Last Tuesday, Trooper Jeremy J. VanNostrand, 36, was reporting to work at the State Police barracks in Fonda when he was involved in a motor vehicle crash.

Trooper VanNostrand was stopped in traffic in his personal vehicle, waiting to turn into the station, when he was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic, police say.

VanNostrand was taken to Albany Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

In a press release, New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said he was "saddened to announce the line of duty death of Trooper Jeremy J. VanNostrand."

He worked with the New York State Police for the past six years. He served in Troop F Middletown and Liberty before transferring to Troop G.

On Sunday, calling hours were held at Mayfield High School. A burial with full New York State Police honors was held Monday morning in Schenectady. A state trooper reached out to Hudson Valley Post to say a number of police officers from the area attended the burial.

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