Trooper Strand died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on September 12, 1960.
Trooper Strand, on leave, was advised that all leaves were cancelled due to severe storm conditions resulting from Hurricane Donna and he was ordered to report for duty. Trooper Strand was enroute to the Bridgehampton Station over North Sea Road when his vehicle and another vehicle collided head-on. The operator of the other vehicle was killed and Trooper Strand was critically injured. He succumbed to the injuries on September 28, 1960.
Trooper Strand joined the Division June 19, 1958, and served in Troop “B” prior to his transfer to the Troop “K” area of Long Island on April 23, 1959. He was assigned to the Bridgehampton Station at the time of his death.