Hero trooper dies from injury at plane crash scene - KMSP-TV

Hero trooper dies from injury at plane crash scene

Posted: Updated:
Trooper Winston Martindale, Jr. Trooper Winston Martindale, Jr.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

New York State Police Trooper Winston I. Martindale, Jr. died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, of complications from an on-duty injury he sustained in 2011.

Police say that On May 9, 2011, while responding to the crash of two small airplanes in the town of Waywanda, in Orange County, Martindale fell on a piece of equipment, causing internal bleeding to his abdomen.

Though seriously injured, Martindale struggled with heavy wreckage to assist victims of the plane crash and stayed at the crash scene for six hours.

Ultimately, both pilots of the single engine airplanes died.

After suffering through several serious medical procedures to combat his injuries and further complications, Martindale died following surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement saying, in part: "Trooper Martindale courageously battled serious medical hardships for more than two years, and passed away on Wednesday. He was just 40 years old – a tragic, heartbreaking loss. We will never forget Trooper Martindale’s selfless sacrifice, dedication, and bravery in rushing into a dangerous situation to protect the lives of others. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences and send my thoughts and prayers to the loved ones that Trooper Martindale left behind.”

Trooper Martindale was a seven-year police veteran and as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, he served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle, 19-year-old son, Kyle, 15-year-old daughter, Moriah.

Service arrangements for Trooper Winston I. Martindale Jr. have been set for Monday, July 29, 2013 and Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Viewing:

Monday, July 29, 2013

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Applebee-McPhillips

130 Highland Avenue

Middletown, NY 10940 Funeral Service:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

11:00 am

Christian Faith Fellowship

510 M & M Road

Middletown, NY 10940?

  • New York State NewsNew York State NewsMore>>

  • Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

    Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:12:36 GMT
    U.S. Army photoU.S. Army photo
    A soldier from Fort Drum in northern New York has died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, was wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province on April 12, 2014, the Pentagon said. The military flew him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died three days later.
    A soldier from Fort Drum in northern New York has died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, was wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province on April 12, 2014, the Pentagon said. The military flew him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died three days later.
  • Harlem politician Basil Paterson dead

    Harlem politician Basil Paterson dead

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:41:03 GMT
    Basil Paterson, the father of former New York Governor David Paterson, died Wednesday night at the age of 87. The trailblazing Democratic politician from Harlem served in the state Senate, as deputy mayor of New York City, as secretary of state of New York and was appointed by the New York Senate as a commissioner of the Port Authority of NY and NJ. In 1970, he ran for lieutenant governor, the second black nominee of a major party for statewide office in New York.
    Basil Paterson, the father of former New York Governor David Paterson, died Wednesday night at the age of 87. The trailblazing Democratic politician from Harlem served in the state Senate, as deputy mayor of New York City, as secretary of state of New York and was appointed by the New York Senate as a commissioner of the Port Authority of NY and NJ. In 1970, he ran for lieutenant governor, the second black nominee of a major party for statewide office in New York.
  • Pizza man attacked, shoots would-be robber

    Pizza man attacked, shoots would-be robber

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:34:37 GMT
    New York State NewsNew York State News
    This guy packs more than pepperoni. Police say a masked robber is in the hospital after a pizza delivery man shot at a gang of would-be thieves. Police tell local media outlets that the delivery man brought a pizza to a house around 10:30 p.m. Monday and was met in the front hallway by a man wearing a mask and hoodie.
    This guy packs more than pepperoni. Police say a masked robber is in the hospital after a pizza delivery man shot at a gang of would-be thieves. Police tell local media outlets that the delivery man brought a pizza to a house around 10:30 p.m. Monday and was met in the front hallway by a man wearing a mask and hoodie.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices