On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the New York State Association of PBAs and the Police Conference of New York together submitted oral and written testimony to the NYS Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
The committee met on that day to consider the Public Protection / General Government portion of Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget, which includes numerous, in our opinion, non-budget-related policy issues.
One of the items included in the executive budget proposal is an extensive re-vamping of the existing bail system in our state. While we readily admit that there is room for reform in New York’s judicial system, we believe that the proposal regarding bail is too all-encompassing, removes judicial discretion, and will not only cause an increase in crimes with victims, but will result in significant unfunded mandates along with significant financial burdens on the state and on local municipalities.
In 1971, NYPD Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini were ambushed, shot and killed while on foot patrol in a housing project in Manhattan. They were executed by three members of the Black Liberation Army: Herman Bell, Albert Washington and Anthony Bottom. The murderers were all sentenced to 25-to-life; Washington subsequently died of cancer, but because of the laws then in effect, the other two are parole eligible every two years.
Herman Bell is coming up for parole near the end of February, and we are reaching out to the public to ask support by the signing of a petition which will help to keep this vile cop-killer incarcerated, where he belongs.
The New York State Senate Majority, along with numerous representatives of the law enforcement community, held a press conference about this very important issue. Please click here to view the New York State Senate Majority news conference regarding this matter.
Please click here to sign the petition to deny the release of Herman Bell.
>New York State Police Officers Memorial>
The names of 40 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty will be added The New York State Police Officers Memorial in Albany, New York, on May 9, 2017 at the annual NYS Police Officers Memorial Ceremony.
Two of those 40 were killed in the line of duty in 2016 –
Trooper Timothy P. Pratt, NYS Police, on October 26th
Sergeant Paul J. Tuozzolo, NYPD, on November 4th
Thirty-eight of those 40, who died from 2003 through 2016, were deemed to have
succumbed as a result of World Trade Center-related illnesses or injuries –
Police Officer Charles Barzydio – Port Authority PD – July 17, 2016
Detective Aslyn A. Beckles – NYPD – January 18, 2014
Police Officer James A. Betso – NYPD – June 17, 2015
Sergeant Gerard T. Beyrodt – NYPD – October 20, 2015
Lieutenant Rebecca A. Buck – NYPD – July 21, 2015
Detective Joseph A. Cavitolo – NYPD – October 25, 2013
Detective Annetta G. Daniels – NYPD – November 17, 2011
Detective Michael K. Davis – NYPD – June 10, 2015
Detective Leroy Dixon – NYPD – June 14, 2015
Police Officer Otto R. Espinoza – NYPD – January 3, 2015
Police Officer Alexander Figueroa – NYPD – July 7, 2015
Sergeant Michael J. Galvin – NYPD – November 27, 2015
Police Officer Deborah A. Garbutt-Jeff – NYPD – April 3, 2016
Police Officer Matthew J. Gay – NYPD – June 25, 2015
Detective Charles G. Gittens Jr. – NYPD – November 28, 2014
Detective Michael E. Glazer – NYPD – May 26, 2016
Sergeant Charles R. Gunzelman – NYPD – May 31, 2015
Police Officer Demetrias Hopkins – NYPD – May 11, 2015
Sergeant Wayne A. Jackson – NYPD – November 13, 2015
Police Officer Charles M. Karen – NYPD – November 4, 2015
Lieutenant Louis A. Lopez – NYPD – June 26, 2015
Police Officer Anthony Maggiore – Yonkers PD – November 22, 2014
Detective James W. Monahan – NYPD – October 13, 2014
Sergeant Edmund P. Murray – NYPD – July 28, 2015
Trooper Covel C. Pierce – NYS Police – March 10, 2011
Sergeant Louis R. Pioli – NYPD – October 29, 2015
Captain Peter L. Pischera – NYPD – March 24, 2009
Assistant Chief Michael V. Quinn – NYPD – June 5, 2016
Lieutenant Robert D. Rice – NYPD – April 12, 2003
Detective Ronald A. Richards – NYPD – October 10, 2015
Lieutenant Kenneth W. Rosello – NYPD – May 2, 2016
Sergeant Jacqueline C. Schaefer – NYPD – December 2, 2011
Lieutenant Marci Simms – NYPD – November 5, 2015
Detective Andrew L. Siroka – NYPD – January 25, 2016
Investigator Paul R. Stuewer – NYS Police – October 5, 2016
Police Officer Kenneth W. Wolf – NYPD – April 18, 2016
A link to the existing names engraved on the memorial –
Nassau County Police Benevolent Association Unveils Fallen Officers Memorial
The Nassau County Police Department held its annual Police Officers Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in front of Police Headquarters in Mineola, New York. The event is held annually to pay tribute to its police officers who passed away during the previous year. The roll call of these officers, active and retired, is done at the ceremony with dignity and respect so that all in attendance can hear the names of the officers being honored, and many of their family members attend.
At this year's ceremony, the Nassau County PBA unveiled the new Fallen Officers Memorial, which was erected over this past summer. Featured at the site are six granite walls emblazoned with individual bronze plaques commemorating all Nassau County police officers who were killed in the line of duty since the police department’s formation. Many family members of the fallen officers attended the ceremony, and were gratified by the fact that their loved ones were honored and have not been forgotten.
The PBA worked on this project for several years and the contractor who designed it did an outstanding job creating a beautiful place of remembrance. This memorial serves as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that each of these Police Officers made for the county and its citizens.
The project could not have been completed without funding from the PBA, but from the Nassau County Detectives Association and Superior Officers Association as well.
Here are some photos of the Fallen Officers Memorial ...