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  • Parole hearing for the killer of NYSP Trooper

    We received this information recently, and felt obliged to share it with everyone.

    Please feel free to contact the NYS Parole Board at https://parole.state.ny.us/Letters.asp

    Trooper's widow fights to keep her husband's killer from parole

    10/16 8:58 pm Phoenix(WSYR-TV) - 35 years after her husband was shot and killed on the Thruway near Canastota, a state trooper's widow is getting ready for another round in her battle to keep his killer behind bars. The killer has been in prison for 34 years, and will be seeking parole next month. The pain for June Dillon is still deep from her loss on October 24th, 1974. That was the day her high school sweetheart and the father of her six children was gunned down on the Thruway near Canastota. Trooper Emerson Dillon had stopped a speeding car near Canastota, unaware the two men in the car had just robbed a DeWitt jewelry store. No notice was given to troopers on the Thruway. He didn't know there had been a robbery, June Dillon said. He just saw a car and he didn't like it and he stopped it. Emerson Dillon managed to return fire, striking the vehicle, and his killers were later caught. While newspaper articles have faded to yellow, the memory of that dark day, and the days that followed, remain vivid to June Dillon. I was watching the noon news with our dog, she said. I said well Murphy, it's not us, because we would have known. But I was wrong. The man who shot her husband, John Ruzas from Queens, now 66, was convicted of second degree murder and has served the minimum. In November, he will get another chance to ask for freedom. Dillon says Ruzas shouldn't be granted anything because he has taken so much away. He didnt see any graduations, weddings, or babies, she said. The day of her husband's funeral, and through the years, Dillon has received support from the law enforcement community, and she's hoping they and others will join her now in her fight to keep Ruzas behind bars. I don't think anybody who kills a trooper, or anybody who kills a law enforcement officer, should ever have the possibility of parole, she said. Ruzas comes up for parole for the eighth time in November. For June Dillon, it marks another year of remembrance and heartbreak.


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  • #2
    He should never be released. Period.
    Sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand...


    • #3
      Some one needs to step up get this thugs offense history from the Department of Corrections. Then take statements from the C.O.s that filed the reports, in order to read them to the Bored. The halls of the building need to be filled with off duty officers shoulder to shoulder, Blue and Brown giving our June Dillon and the rest of the Dillon’s family our support. Surly Trooper Dollon’s rank will be there.
      Let the Dillon family know Texas officers and our families are praying for them.
      Respectfully yours,
      Crimsn 1


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