The PBA of New York State Police Troop E is asking New Yorkers to go blue this Friday to honor the memory of Trooper Nicholas Clark.
Clark, 29, was shot and killed last week while responding to a domestic incident in Steuben County near the Pennsylvania border. The shooter, a school principal, then fatally shot himself.
The PBA is asking people to put a blue light bulb in their front porch and share a picture on social media.
"Hopefully it will serve as a reminder to everyone how important [Trooper] Clark was and that we back the men and women in blue!" the PBA said on its Facebook page.
Clark, a star linebacker in college, graduated from Alfred University in 2011. He was a two-time All-America honoree and held the school record for career tackles until 2017.
He tried out for the Buffalo Bills in 2012.
Clark graduated from the New York State Police Academy in 2015.