Troopers are returning to Wells

FONDA -- It has been nearly two decades since a New York State Police trooper was assigned to the State Police Troop G satellite station in Wells. That hiatus will end with the assignment of two veteran troopers.

Troopers Ronald Dacre and Casey Krul will be permanently assigned to the Wells satellite station starting Thursday, March 13.

Captain Douglas Keyer, the Zone 3 commander, said, "The New York State Police continually assesses the needs of the communities we serve. I believe the residents of southern Hamilton County will be better served with a full-time presence of troopers working out of the Wells station. I would like to thank Town of Wells Supervisor Brian Towers for his support to make this a reality."

Wells is located in Hamilton County in the southern Adirondacks. Hamilton County is the most sparsely populated county in the eastern half of the United States and has been federally classified as frontier.

Both troopers will be patrolling the southern Hamilton County towns of Wells, Lake Pleasant, Hope, Benson, Arietta, and Morehouse as well as the Village of Speculator. In addition to their normal patrols on the roadways, both have recently completed a one-week course certifying them to utilize snowmobiles on patrol.

The southern half of the county is currently patrolled by troopers stationed at the Mayfield barracks 22 miles away in Fulton County. The State Police Troop B station in Indian Lake patrols the northern half of Hamilton County.

Anyone in southern Hamilton County seeking assistance from the New York State Police can contact the troopers at (518) 630-1700.