13 September 2021
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander

UPDATE:  On September 12, 2021 at approximately 2:50PM, the State Police and Town of Deerpark Police Department responded to an Orange County 911 report of a domestic dispute at a residence on US-209 in Westbrookville.  The report indicated a male subject inside the home discharging a firearm.  Responding patrols were advised that Patrick Hermanowski, age 39 of Westbrookville, was in possession of a firearm and fled into a wooded area.  Hermanowski entered an abandoned Air Stream trailer located on Jagger Lane in Sullivan County where he attempted to hide from law enforcement.  As two responding Troopers approached the trailer, Hermanowski fired his weapon at them from inside the trailer.  Both Troopers returned gun fire before Hermanowski exited the trailer and was taken into custody.  Additional State Police Members provided immediate aid and Hermanowski was transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  A loaded firearm was located at the scene.  The incident remains under investigation by the State Police and the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office.    
Town of Deerpark (Orange County)- On September 12, 2021, at approximately 3 p.m., state police responded to a residence on SR-209 in the town of Deerpark for a domestic incident. Prior to the troopers arriving at the residence, the subject fled the area and ran into the woods. Troopers began a search of the subject. Troopers located the subject in the woods near the area of 1721SR 209. Upon being located, the subject began to shoot at troopers. Troopers returned fire striking the subject. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital. The troopers were not injured in the incident.

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