We have all lost a hero last week week - New York state trooper David.?W. Cunniff. Troopers, and all law-enforcement officers, assume a risk, but they train, train and train - and have the ability to maintain control of a situation unfolding in front of them. These men and women, every one of them, help maintain the quality of life we all enjoy. Sure, the occasional speeding ticket ticks us off, but at the end of the day, we and the officers get to go home to our families, God willing.