J2117

Honoring State Police Investigator Todd Grant as recipient of the Superintendent's Commendation Award

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  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring State Police Investigator Todd Grant
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Superinten-
dent's Commendation Award

WHEREAS, The quality and sanctity of community life are cherished values
worthy of safeguarding, and this Legislative Body is moved to honor
those exemplary public servants who devote their lives to preserving and
protecting such values; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Investigator Todd Grant, who is assigned to the Oneida County Child
Advocacy Center, and resides in Clay, New York, upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Superintendent's Commendation Award; and
WHEREAS, Investigator Todd Grant has been selected for his prestigious
award because of his tireless efforts to save a troubled teenager from a
life of prostitution and drug addiction, and for his success in disman-
tling a sex trafficking ring; and
WHEREAS, Investigator Todd Grant was recognized for his outstanding
police work at the 37th Annual New York State Police Superintendent's
Commendation and Awards Day Ceremony, at the New York State Police Acad-
emy on May 16, 2013; and
WHEREAS, On February 20, 2012, Investigator Todd Grant was advised
that an Oneida County mother reported to police that her 16-year-old
daughter, who had run away from home, was being forced into drugs and
prostitution; and
WHEREAS, Through interviews with the teenagers at the Office of Chil-
dren and Family Services, Investigator Todd Grant learned that the girl
had been picked up on the streets of Utica by a taxicab driver and taken
to a house, where she was eventually injected with drugs and sold for
sex through an online site; and
WHEREAS, During a year-long investigation that included the use of
toll analysis and internet searches, Investigator Todd Grant was able to
identify nine individuals who had been involved in the teenager's
exploitation; and
WHEREAS, With the help of State Police Marcy, Troop D, Investigators
and the Oneida County District Attorney's Office, all nine suspects were
arrested and charged with various sex crimes for their involvement in
the prostitution ring; the three main suspects in the network were
charged with B-Felony Sex Trafficking; and
WHEREAS, In keeping with the finest traditions of the New York State
Police Department, Investigator Todd Grant has distinguished himself by
his dedication and his exemplary service to protect the citizens of the
Central New York community; and
WHEREAS, The courageous and dedicated efforts of public servants, such
as Investigator Todd Grant, who have devoted their lives to protecting
the lives of others, are worthy of the praise and recognition of this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Investigator Todd Grant upon the occasion of his designation as
recipient of the Superintendent's Commendation Award, at the 37th Annual
New York State Police Superintendent's Commendation and Awards Day Cere-
mony on May 16, 2013, in Albany, New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Investigator Todd Grant.

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