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State Trooper honored with grave marker

WHITEHALL - Byron E. Hupman was one of the first 232 State Troopers when his division was created in 1917.  Sunday he was remembered with a grave stone marking his place of rest.

At noon the New York State Police will dedicate the gravestone of Byron E. Hupman Sr. on July 20th at noon at the Greenmont Cemetery in Whitehall

Byron E. Hupman was born February 28, 1893. He became one of the first 232 state troopers when the Division of State police was founded in 1917. He served from July 9, 1917 until resigning on October 1, 1918 to enter service in the Army during World War One.

Trooper Hupman attained the rank of Captain and retired March 20th 1942.

He has also served as the Whitehall Assistant Postmaster for 43 years.

Trooper Hupman was laid to rest in Greenmont Cemetery without a marker after his death on April 16th, 1962.

Through funeral home records maintained by Jillson Funeral Home his final resting spot has been located and the family has recently purchased a grave stone.

State Police say, of the original 232 "Campmen" over 210 of their graves have been located and properly marked.
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