OFFICER DOWN- OFFICER CASIMIRO POMALES
End of Watch: Friday, January 28, 2011
Tour of Duty: 22 years, 6 months
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Friday, January 28, 2011
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Corrections Officer Casimiro Pomales was killed in an automobile accident as he and another officer transported an inmate to a medical appointment.
Officer Pomales was driving a prison van on the New York State Thruway, near Ulster, when it was sideswiped by another car. The impact caused the van to overturn. Officer Pomales, the other officer, and the inmate were transported to Kingston Hospital where Officer Pomales was pronounced dead.
Officer Pomales had served with the New York State Department of Correctional Services for over 22 years and was assigned to the Eastern Correctional Facility. He is survived by his wife and several grown children.
Agency Contact Information
New York State Department of Correctional Services
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
Phone: (518) 457-8126
Please contact the New York State Department of Correctional Services for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.