Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Sunday there is a “profound debt of respect” owed to law enforcement after attending the funeral of Trooper Nicholas Clark, who was killed Monday when responding to a domestic violence call.

“There are many difficult things that I do, there are more ugly things that I’ve seen, but a funeral like today is the worst, the absolute worst,” Cuomo said.

“On a personal level, what do you say to a family that loses a 29-year-old son? It’s unnatural. We bury our parents, we bury our grandparents. We don’t bury our children.”

Cuomo added the world has become “more frightening” and complicated, making the jobs of police all the harder.

“The world is a more dangerous and more complicated place than ever before,” he said. “Somebody has keep order. Somebody has to protect us.”