17 November 2019

  Major Philip T. Rougeux
  Troop D Commander


The New York State Police in Herkimer is investigating a Fatal Hunting Accident that occurred on today’s date around 8:43 AM this morning.
Joshua R. Morgan, age 20, from Newport, NY was a part of a hunting party located in a wooded area north of State Route 5s in the town of Frankfort when he was reportedly accidentally shot by another member of his hunting party.  Mr. Morgan was pronounced deceased at the scene. 
The New York State Police were assisted at the scene by the New York State Environmental Police, Town of Frankfort Police Department, and the Frankfort Center Fire Department.
The investigation is continuing.

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