For Immediate Release
April 30, 2020
Statement from Mayor Madden on Death of Police Sergeant Randall French
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden released the following statement regarding the death of Detective Sergeant Randall French of the Troy Police Department:
“I’m saddened to learn of the death of Police Detective Sergeant Randall French, whose life was tragically cut short after a long and difficult fight with COVID-19. Sgt. French was a dedicated member of the Troy Police Department whose 16 years of service earned him the respect of his fellow officers, law enforcement professionals, and community members.
“Like all law enforcement officers, Sgt. French made a career working to improve neighborhood quality-of-life, remove illegal guns and drugs from our streets, and engage the community on positive initiatives to create a safer, more welcoming community for all Trojans. From his service as a paramedic, continued support and advisement with the Troy Police Cadet Post, and his leadership with the Special Operations Section, Sgt. French personified public service in the field of public safety.
“His death is a profound loss for the department and the entire City of Troy. On behalf of the Mayor’s office, Deputy Mayor Kurzejeski, department heads and City employees, we extend our sincerest condolences to the French family during this incredibly difficult time.”
John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131