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Final Patrol: Senior Investigator John G. Day (retired)

It is with deep regret that Major Michael S. TenEyck, Troop “D" Commander, announces the death of Senior Investigator John G. Day (retired). Senior Investigator Day passed away on December 21, 2021 at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer. Senior Investigator Day served in the U.S. Army and as a Cayuga County Sheriff’s Deputy prior to joining the New York State Police on June 13, 1963. He retired on September 19, 1984. He was last assigned to the Troop D Narcotics Unit. Senior Investigator Day was the father-in-law of Senior Investigator Peter J. Burns (retired), SIU-Syracuse.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the NYSP PBA Signal 30 fund.

Authority: Major Michael S. TenEyck Troop Commander - Troop D John G. Day May 2, 1940 ~ December 21, 2021 (age 81) Obituary John Gerald Day passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 81 years old.

John was born on May 2, 1940 in Auburn, NY. It was there he met and married his wife Jean of 60 years. She predeceased him in 2020. His heart was broken when she passed.

John was a proud veteran of the US Army, and an even prouder member of the New York State Police. He served in the NYSP from 1963 until his retirement as a Senior Investigator in the Bureau of Criminal Investigations in 1984.

John is survived by his daughter Jacqueline (Peter) Burns, and his two sons, John and Peter.

In addition to his children, his absolute greatest joy in life was his three grandchildren Caitlyn, Hannah and Riley Burns. He was so proud to call them his family. Over the years, He and Jean wore out a path from Auburn to Marcellus attending all of their sporting and school events. Cancer did not stop him from continuing to see them. He fussed over them every day of their lives.

Services will be private. Those who wish to honor John may make donations to the New York State Police Signal 30 Fund at

Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., Auburn. T

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