New State Police Group Helps Local Soldiers


A new group has been formed to raise awareness and provide recreational activities and events for Fort Drum soldiers and other Armed Forces members who were wounded or injured while protecting our freedom and country.

The North Country Troopers Assisting Troops  (NCTAT) is made up of New York State Police. 

Retired Senior Investigator Bob Cooke appeared on 7 News at Noon on Wednesday to discuss the group and its first event.

NCTAT are planning a day of fishing on the St.Lawrence River for 40 or more soldiers living in the north country. 

The soldiers are coming from the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) at Fort Drum, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and from various American Legion Posts. 

NCTAT has arranged to have over a dozen professional St. Lawrence River fishing guides from Clayton, Alexandria Bay and Cape Vincent , who are donating some of their time and expenses to take the "warriors" fishing. 

After a day of fishing, they will return to the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, which has donated the use of its facilities for a  St. Lawrence River shore dinner.
The event will take place on September 21.

For those who want to know more about the organization or to make a donation, visit
The group can also be reached by calling (315) 767-7447.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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