- Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:48
Sgt. Jay Cook, a 22 year veteran New York State Trooper, was not on routine patrol on the afternoon of Sunday June 28, 2015. And for the most part, he was not alone in his search for two, and after the capture of Richard Matte, one escaped convicted murderer, David Sweat. Matte made good on his promise to not be taken alive and he was shot and fatally wounded when he refused to follow the commands of the officers who confronted him.