Go blue Friday to honor fallen Trooper Nicholas Clark

Trooper Nicholas Clark (NYS Police)

New York State Police Troop E has asked New Yorkers to go blue on Friday, July 13, to honor Trooper Nicholas Clark's memory.

According to state police, Clark, 29, was shot and killed last week while responding to a domestic call in Steuben County. Investigators said the shooter, a school principal, shot himself after shooting Trooper Clark.

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New York State Police Troop E said it's asking people to put a blue light bulb in their front porch and share their pictures across social media platforms.

"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 troop said on its Facebook page.

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Nicholas Clark graduated from Alfred University in 2011. Clark was a star linebacker and a two-time All-American honoree.

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Trooper Clark tried out for the Buffalo Bills in 2012 before graduating from the New York State Police Academy in 2015.

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