Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff, 29, died as a result of a gunshot wound on April 25, 2007.
The Mobile Response Team was searching a house in the town of Arkville, Delaware County, in response to a residential burglar alarm in the area a suspect was wanted in the shooting of Trooper Matthew J. Gombosi a day earlier. There was an exchange of gunfire, with rounds striking Trooper Richard G. Mattson and fatally wounding Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff.
Trooper Brinkerhoff joined the New York State Police on November 2, 1998. After attending the Academy, he briefly served in Troop A and was assigned to Troop F, SP Coxsackie at the time of his death.