On February 19, 1937, Trooper Kenneth N. Devitt, 28, died of influenza and complications of an accident on August 21, 1931.
The 1931 accident occurred when Trooper Devitt was stopped on Route 5 near the Canastota Airport. A vehicle operated by a 15-year-old boy struck him and severely injured his leg.
Trooper Devitt joined the Division of State Police at Oneida, on March 1, 1930. He served on patrol duty at several Troop D stations until he returned to SP Oneida and served in the Communications Section.