Tpr. Thomas J. Consorte, Shield 3592 was born on March 7, 1963 in Oceanside, NY. He graduated in 1981 from Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station, NY. Tpr. Consorte later successfully completed the Basic School at the New York State Police Academy in 1985 and was first assigned to Troop K. He then transferred to Troop L to be closer to his wife and young child. Tpr. Consorte’s career was highlighted in May 1986 when his police actions lead to the arrest of an individual who had shot a Suffolk County Police officer earlier that night. Tpr. Consorte lost his life on Nov. 23, 1987 in Riverhead, NY when he was struck by a car while policing a motor vehicle accident.
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Oct. 31, 2021 signed into law legislation that designates a portion of the Route 25 bridge at the Long Island Expressway as the “Trooper Thomas J. Consorte Memorial Bridge.”
“Our troopers dedicate their life to keeping New Yorkers safe, and we all owe a debt of gratitude to Thomas J. Consorte for his heroism and sacrifice,” Ms. Hochul said. “This legislation pays tribute to a heroic New Yorker by ensuring his legacy lives on for generations to come.”
Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio (R-Baiting Hollow), who sponsored the bill for Trooper Consorte said she has been working with the Troopers Memorial Fund and across party lines to name 16 locations throughout Long Island where Troopers where killed in action in the past 100 years.