Volume 417
August 13, 2020
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Don't forget to mark your calendars for the next two upcoming in-person programs:
Sheriffs' Annual Training Conference 
September 14-16, 2020
Embassy Suites
Saratoga Springs, NY
Law Enforcement Summit -
Joint Meeting of New York’s Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police

October 28-29, 2020
Saratoga / Lake George Region
Exact location to be announced
Sheriffs in the News
Steuben County Sheriff's Office and City of Corning Unveil Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative
The City of Corning and the Steuben County Sheriff's Office have announced a unique partnership to begin a Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative that will develop a police reform plan to be used by police agencies throughout the county.

This initiative is in response to Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 203, requiring the chief executive of each local government to convene with the head of its police agency and community stakeholders to review police operations and develop any needed reform plan. The Steuben / Corning collaborative is empaneling representatives from law enforcement, elected and appointed officials and numerous board liaisons from the City of Corning and Steuben County.

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard (pictured) says, "Once in a generation, I feel we get an opportunity to meet as a county-wide group of law enforcement professionals and municipal stakeholders and have the opportunity to actually meet face-to-face, one-on-one with a wide variety of stakeholders and make meaningful changes in the service we provide to our communities. This is that time."
Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Opens New Resource Center
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office celebrated the opening of its new center to provide inmates with transitional services after leaving jail.

The Sheriff’s Transition and Re-entry Team (S.T.A.R.T.) Resource Center offers a range of practical transitional services, including employment assistance, connections to housing, treatment and mental healthcare, clothing, food — even advice on how to handle the pandemic. In fact, it has helped more than 100 clients during the height of the pandemic.

The center is a unique and innovative model that has been a dream of Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. (pictured above, right). He developed the idea based on his long career in the field of law enforcement and corrections. Before being elected Sheriff of Suffolk County, Sheriff Toulon served at the New York City Department of Corrections, retiring at the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Operations.

“When I was a young child, I asked my father, a warden on Riker’s Island, what he did for a living. He said, ‘We rehabilitate people.’ That stuck with me throughout my 30-year career in law enforcement, and creating this Resource Center is the realization of a lifelong dream to send people back into the community with the tools they need to be productive members of society.” Sheriff Toulon's father was on hand for the ceremony.
Professional Milestones
Undersheriff Paul Mulqueen Retires After 30 Years of Service
Bronx County Undersheriff Paul Mulqueen retired August 1 after 30 years in law enforcement. Paul was an active participant in our Undersheriffs' conferences and in other Sheriffs' Association and Sheriffs' Institute activities. He always generously provided help when the Association - or any of our Sheriffs - needed any assistance in New York City.

Paul began his career in 1990, serving as a part-time Deputy Sheriff with the Westchester County Police – Emergency Force. He started his New York City career in 1991 as an Emergency Medical Technician in Harlem for the city's EMS. In 1993 he became a full-time Deputy Sheriff with the New York City Sheriff’s Department, where he was promoted to Undersheriff in 2012.

Undersheriff Mulqueen received numerous awards, including Excellent Police Duty, Meritorious Service and the Medal of Honor – the department’s highest award. During his long career he responded to a wide variety of assignments including major hurricanes, Y2K, civil unrest and the terror attacks of 9/11.

On his retirement, Undersheriff Mulqueen noted, "I would like to express my sincere thanks to the many law-enforcement colleagues I have had the honor of working with throughout the years." NYSSA wishes all the best to Undersheriff Mulqueen and his family in the years to come.
Erie County Sheriff Names Undersheriff
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced that John Greenan (pictured) would take over as Undersheriff after the retirement of Undersheriff Mark N. Wipperman on August 7. Greenan was sworn in to his new position on August 8.
Undersheriff Greenan has been Chief of Administration for the Sheriff’s Office since 2014 after leaving his position as Erie County Commissioner of Personnel. He will continue working with Division of Administration personnel as well as overseeing the Professional Standards Division. Welcome aboard, Undersheriff Greenan!
Madison County Deputy Sheriffs Honored for Rescue
Pictured l - r, Captain Wilcox, Deputy Ladd, Deputy Marriott, Sheriff Hood
Two Madison County Sheriff's Deputies were honored for helping rescue a man early last month trapped underneath a lawn tractor that fell into a waterway.

Deputies Darren Ladd and Robert Marriott were awarded Division Commendations for saving the resident pinned underneath the overturned lawn tractor in the Oneida Creek, who was struggling to keep his head above water when the Deputies arrived.

Sheriff Todd Hood said Ladd and Marriott immediately entered the creek, where Deputy Ladd was able to lift the lawn tractor off of the victim, while Deputy Marriott supported the victim’s head above the waterline.
Former Clinton County Sheriff Dies
Former Clinton County Sheriff John “Jack” Lawliss passed away August 2. He was 86 years old. Sheriff Lawliss served as Sheriff of Clinton County from January 1999 through 2002. Before becoming Sheriff, he had earlier served as New York State Police Troop B Commander.

Lawliss began his career with State Police in 1955 after four years' service in the Navy. Most of his State Police career was spent in Malone and other Troop B locations, where he rose through the ranks as Sergeant, Investigator and then Troop Commander.

After ten years of retirement from the State Police, he returned to law enforcement as the elected Sheriff of Clinton County. Sheriff Lawliss was an active member of the Association during his tenure as Sheriff and brought a wealth of law-enforcement experience to Association meetings and discussions. Our condolences to his wife, Gail, and family.
NYSSA Limited-edition Remington Rifles Available
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Last year, the Association collaborated with the world-renowned firearms manufacturer Remington Arms of Ilion, New York, to produce two limited-edition rifle models exclusively for New York Sheriffs and staff and other friends of the Sheriffs' Association.

The two Model 700 Thin Blue Line Editions of the 308 Winchester - one in unique curly maple and one in American black walnut - are beautifully designed. Each stock is engraved with the NYSSA seal, and thin blue line accents are included at the fore end, grip cap and butt of the stock.

There is a small number of these special rifles remaining from the production run, and Remington is offering them at a substantial discount over the original price.
American Black Walnut - $700.00
Curly Maple - $800.00

For more information and to make a purchase, contact:

Angela R. Haynes
Sr. Law Enforcement Sales Analyst
Remington Arms Company, LLC
870 Remington Drive, Madison, NC 27025
336-548-8887 | 336-501-0485
Sheriffs Protect More than People . . .

Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Gallow was on duty in the town of Cortlandville when he spotted an injured hawk hobble across the road. Officer Gallow was able to pick up the hawk with a blanket and get it safely into his patrol car. The Cortland County SPCA responded to the scene and transported the hawk to Cornell University for treatment. Here’s hoping the hawk makes a full and speedy recovery. Nice work Officer Gallow!

Sheriffs of Today Make the Day Special . . .
NYSSA staff member Anthony D'Agostino, recognizing that children don’t have the opportunities during COVID to interact as much with friends, asked Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino about making a birthday visit to the daughter of Renee Borden, who is the statewide DRE coordinator and work colleague of Mr. D'Agostino. The Sheriff said yes and assigned the visit to Deputy Lennon. Below is the response from Ms. Borden following the event:
. . . and Serve as Leaders for the Sheriffs
of Tomorrow.
A recent Tweet from Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty, while spending the day with his children: “The kids always love when I clean out and reorganize my patrol car."
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