Trooper Donald A. Strand died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on September 12, 1960.
Trooper Strand, on leave, was advised that all leave was cancelled due to severe storm conditions resulting from Hurricane Donna and ordered to report for duty. Trooper Strand was en-route to the Bridgehampton Station over North Sea Road when he was involved in a head-on crash. The operator of the other vehicle was killed and Trooper Strand was critically injured. He succumbed to the injuries on September 28, 1960.
Trooper Strand joined the Division June 19, 1958, and served in Troop B prior to his transfer to the Troop K area of Long Island on April 23, 1959. He was assigned to the Bridgehampton Station at the time of his death.