Update on Officer Michael Hagan

Pictured above, from left to right, are Officer Cody Cotton of Troop D, NYSTPBA First Vice President Andrew Davis, LFPD Sergeant Vincent Grainer (LFPD Union President), NYSTPBA Charles Murphy presenting the check, and Virigina Kolner of the NYS Trooper Surgeon Group.

On June 22, a Little Falls City police officer was involved in a devastating car accident while leaving work after his regular 12-hour shift ending at 7 a.m. The officer’s crash, which happened between work and his home, was a single-car accident that is being investigated by the New York State Police.

The officer, Michael Hagan, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to Cooperstown Hospital and then to Albany Medical College. He was hospitalized for three weeks, suffering from relapses, and now faces a long road to recovery. Medical bills, some of which will not be covered by insurance, have left his family and friends wondering how to help him. His coworkers and friends have tried to support his long road to recovery by setting up a GoFundMe page, organizing a gun raffles and informing other friends and agencies about the trauma.

As a result, several organizations raised money to help Michael ease the burden of these types of accidents. Word of this setback reached the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association (NYSTPBA) Healthcare Navigation Program. This program helps police officers, retired officers, and their immediate family members access the best possible medical options. They also offer assistance to outside law enforcement agencies when they are called upon. The State Trooper surgeons reached out to The Signal30 Troopers Benefit Fund, Inc. for a monetary donation to cover Officer Hagan’s unexpected medical bills. They also managed to send a mass message to officers, both active and retired, asking them to donate to an existing GoFundMe.

As a result, the charity was successful in raising funds to help Officer Hagan. Pictured above, the organization presents a check from Signal 30 Troopers Benefit Funds for $5,000.00. This will go a long way to helping cover the medical expenses that were uncovered. A message that the Troopers union sent to the retirees also brought in additional help, which was donated to a GoFundMe account.

The members of the Little Falls City Police Department would like to express their sincere gratitude to:

  • New York State Police Surgeon General,
  • other local police agencies,
  • Little Falls City Fire Department,
  • all participating city employees and residents,
  • and all the wonderful people in our community and surrounding areas who provided assistance and/or donated to Michael’s recovery.