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Funeral plans set for Trooper Brinkerhoff

Fallen State Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff, who was raised in the Southtowns, will be buried next week in the Albany area that he had called home in recent years.

State Police officials said his funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Delmar, followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Coxsackie, south of Albany, where Brinkerhoff's State Police barracks are located. Visitation will be Monday and Tuesday in W.C. Brady's Sons Funeral Home in Coxsackie.

Officials said Brinkerhoff's widow, Barbara, is from the Albany area.

Brinkerhoff was killed Wednesday while searching a home in Delaware County for a fugitive who had shot another trooper the previous day. The suspect, Travis Trim, died in a blaze that began shortly after police stormed the farmhouse where he was holed up. Police announced Thursday they had positively identified Trim's charred body.

An internal State Police investigation is under way to determine how the blaze started.

The New York State Trooper Foundation on Thursday established a trust fund for Isabella Grace Brinkerhoff, the trooper's seven-month-old daughter. Checks made payable to the Isabella Grace Brinkerhoff Trust can be sent to New York State Trooper Foundation, 3 Airport Blvd., Latham, NY 12210.

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