Trooper Richard T. Juna, 43, was killed in a traffic accident on February 8, 1970.
Trooper Juna's death was caused by a drunken driver who fell asleep and crossed into the wrong lane of travel on Route 7 in Otego. Trooper Juna was ejected from his vehicle.
Trooper Juna joined the Division of State Police on July 1, 1953, and had been assigned to serve Troop C Stations and Troop T during his 16years of service with the State Police. He was stationed at Sidney at the time of his death.