Trooper John J. Lane died instantly from head and neck injuries on May 13, 1928 at the Bethpage Barracks.
Trooper Lane was interviewing an area patrolman at the station concerning vandalism to construction equipment on the Wantagh Parkway. The Bethpage Station was then located on the second floor of a store front office and when Trooper Lane leaned against the banister, he lost his balance and fell to the ground.
Trooper Lane was a six year veteran and had served in the Scarsdale and White Plains Stations of Troop “K” prior to his Bethpage assignment.