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Trooper Injured In 2017 Crash Retires

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At a ceremony held on Friday, Trooper Craig Foglia officially entered into retirement. 

Trooper Foglia was seriously injured May 17th, 2017, while conducting a traffic stop on St-86, in the town of Campbell when his vehicle was struck from behind by 78 year old Kenneth Aukett of New Jersey. Auckett was charged with several traffic violations including reckless driving. He later plead guilty to those charges. 

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Foglia was seriously injured and hospitalized at Strong Memorial Hospital for nearly two months. There, he was surrounded by his wife, Kristina, mother and father, sister Lanette, medical staff from Strong Hospital and his entire State Police family. he was released from the hospital on July 12 2017 but faced months of rehabilitation and recovery. 

 At the time of the crash, Foglia was a 14 year veteran of the State Police. 

Troop Commander, Major Eric Laughton presented Craig his retirement shield before dozens of troopers and family members.

 

 

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