Director of Public Information
It is with deep regret and sadness that Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen announces the line of duty death of Trooper James J. Monda.
On August 22, 2021, at approximately 4:00 pm, Trooper Monda was working a marine detail on the Great Sacandaga Lake.
At the boat launch in Fulton County, Trooper Monda went into the water and did not resurface.
Trooper Monda was transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital where he died.
Trooper Monda entered the State Police in September 2002 and served with the State Police for 18 years.
Trooper Monda served most of his career in Troop G. He was assigned to Troop B for nearly a year following field training, before returning to Troop G. His last assignment was SP Princetown.
Trooper Monda, 45, of Schenectady County, is survived by his fiancee, mother and father.