Volume 381                                                                                                                     November 6, 2015 
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News of the NYS Sheriffs' Association
A Message of Thanks from Irene Colwill's Family:

Sometimes when people work together, especially those in law enforcement-related jobs, they connect with others so deeply and so well that something special happens and a family is created. This is how our mother, Irene Colwill, was treated - like family - by her colleagues at the NYS Sheriffs' Institute and Association and the many state-wide staff at the County Sheriff Offices, and it’s also how she felt about them all.

The sadness over the loss of our mother was eased by thgenerosity, thoughtfulness, and care demonstrated by those she worked with in person and from a distance. Thank you to the many Officers who honored her - at the funeral home entrance and with the traffic and procession. Special thanks to Columbia County Sheriff Dave Bartlett who graciously extended himself and coordinated the Sheriff’s escorts, traffic control, and the display of the Sheriffs’ flags; the extent of your actions moved us deeply and we are forever grateful. The flowers, outpouring of love, personal notes and many cards were overwhelming and deeply touched our hearts as well.

Thank you for the honor you showed her and for helping us to remember her as the upbeat, sweet, helpful, friendly and kind woman who loved her job and her extended Sheriff family so much too.

With deepest gratitude,

Pam Mead, Don White, David White & Family, Jack Colwill & Family

Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois Profiled in Sheriff Magazine

Orange County Sheriff Carl Dubois was featured in the Meet the Sheriff column in Sheriff magazine. The column appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of the magazine of the National Sheriffs' Association. Congratulations Sheriff! Please click here to view the article.

Just in time for Halloween: Indiana Z. Jones Arrested in Yates County

A 21-year-old man named Indiana Z. Jones (pictured lower right) led deputies on a chase that topped 100 mph on a road in New York’s Finger Lakes region. The story of the man, not to be confused with the character played by Harrison Ford (pictured upper right) was widely reported in the press, including the New York Post.

Yates County Sheriff Ronald Spike said the chase started when Jones tried to evade a traffic stop in an Audi A-6 wired with a device that shut off his tail and brake lights. Deputies used spiked strips to puncture Jones’ tires after a pursuit over several miles. Jones, who was taken into custody and charged with unlawfully fleeing police, speeding and having an unregistered, uninsured and uninspected vehicle, posted $1,000 bail and was released. He chose....poorly.

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