J1826

Honoring Sergeant Darren W. Forbes upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the William V. McDonagh Award on May 16, 2013

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  • 14 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Sergeant Darren W. Forbes upon the occa-
sion of his designation as recipient of the William V. McDonagh Award on
May 16, 2013

WHEREAS, The quality and sanctity of community life are cherished
values, worthy of safeguarding; this Legislative Body is moved to honor
those who preserve and protect such values, lauding particularly their
unwavering courage and dedication in the daily performance of their
duties; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Sergeant
Darren W. Forbes upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the William V. McDonagh Award to be celebrated at the 37th Annual New
York State Police Superintendent's Commendation and Awards Day Ceremony,
to be held at the New York State Police Academy in Albany, New York, on
Thursday, May 16, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Darren W. Forbes, a 25 year veteran of Troop K in
Rhinebeck, New York, will receive this distinguished award in recogni-
tion of his exceptional community service efforts; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Darren W. Forbes entered the Division on March 28,
1988, currently serves as line Sergeant, and is the Assistant Troop K
Emergency Management NCO; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Sergeant Darren W. Forbes has been a volunteer
firefighter for 32 years, and coaches CYO basketball, as well as seventh
grade boys and girls softball; he began coaching the softball team 14
years ago, and is currently serving as the League President; and
WHEREAS, After his 15 year-old daughter was saved while in gym class
by an AED, Sergeant Darren W. Forbes helped in acquiring these devices
for the athletic fields within his town; over the past nine years, he
has also sponsored several blood drives at his fire company through the
New York Blood Center; and
WHEREAS, As a member of the Division, Sergeant Forbes has served as a
Trooper, an investigator in the New York State Bureau of Criminal Inves-
tigation, and as a Sergeant in uniform since 2005; the dedication he has
for the safety of individuals within his community can be observed by
his continued patrol of the neighborhood, both on and off duty; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Darren W. Forbes has been involved in many of the
most critical incidents and emergencies that have occurred within Rhine-
beck, New York; he has received two Superintendent's Commendation Awards
in his career, an award which recognizes the extraordinary performance
of duty and exceptional contributions to the New York State Police; and
WHEREAS, In keeping with the finest traditions of the New York State
Police, Trooper Darren W. Forbes has distinguished himself by his exem-
plary achievement and outstanding performance on behalf of the community
he so faithfully and courageously serves; and
WHEREAS, The dedicated efforts of public servants, such as Trooper
Darren W. Forbes, who unselfishly devote their lives to the preservation
of order and the protection of others are worthy of the full praise of
this Legislative Body and the people of the State of New York; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Trooper Darren W. Forbes upon the occasion of his designation as
recipient of the William V. McDonagh Award at the 37th Annual New York
State Police Superintendent's Commendation and Awards Day Ceremony on
May 16, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Trooper Darren W. Forbes.

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