On July 7, 1925, Trooper James B. Losco lost his life in a motorcycle accident while returning to his barracks. At the time of the accident, Trooper Losco was passing an oil truck on Clinton Street in Gardenville, when a tire on his motorcycle blew out. Trooper Losco was unable to regain control of his cycle and it crashed into a bus approaching from the opposite direction.
Trooper James B. Losco, 23, was the first Trooper in Troop A to lose his life in the line of duty.
Trooper Losco was born and raised in New York City and served in the U.S. Army in France during World War I. He joined the State Police on March 16, 1924. Trooper Losco was a great pistol marksman and won a number of national medals and awards.