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Calling hours are Saturday for state trooper shot, killed near Corning

Nicholas F. Clark. (Photo courtesy of the New York State Police)

Calling hours have been set Saturday for a New York State trooper who was shot and killed in the line of duty near Corning earlier this week.

Visitors can pay respects to Nicholas F. Clark, 29, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Galanis Family Arena in the McLane Center on Alfred University’s campus. His funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Sunday in the McLane Center.

Clark was a 2011 graduate of Alfred, where he was a standout football player.

“He wanted to do one thing, which was to help people,” said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo during a news briefing Monday.

Clark was among officers who responded to the home of Steven M. Kiley, 43, in the Town of Erwin at about 3:30 a.m. Monday after Kiley’s estranged wife called 911 and told police he was armed and suicidal.

Kiley, who was barricaded in the house, opened fire and killed Clark, police said. Kiley later shot and killed himself, police said.

Kiley was the kindergarten through 12th grade principal at Bradford Central School in Steuben County.

Clark, a trooper since 2015, lived in Troupsburg and was assigned to the State Police station in Bath. Cuomo on Monday ordered flags be flown at half-staff at state government facilities in honor of Clark.

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