J3177

Honoring Lieutenant Mark J. Petruniak upon the occasion of his retirement from the Cheektowaga Police Department

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

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J3177


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Lieutenant Mark J. Petruniak upon the
occasion of his retirement from the Cheektowaga Police Department, on
May 16, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those distinguished officers and citizens who would devote themselves to
public service, demonstrating great courage and diligence in providing
for the care and welfare of the citizens of their communities and this
great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Within every community of the State of New York there are
certain individuals who, by virtue of their commitment and dedication,
command the respect and admiration of their community for their exem-
plary contributions and service on behalf of others; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Lieutenant
Mark J. Petruniak upon the occasion of his retirement from the Cheekto-
waga Police Department, on May 16, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Mark J. Petruniak gave the Cheektowaga Police
Department nearly three decades of dedicated service, assisting resi-
dents and aiding many neighborhood groups in preventing crime; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Mark J. Petruniak joined the police force in Janu-
ary 1984; during that time he received eight letters of recommendation
for his patrol work, including one letter for subduing an armed man
during a domestic violence incident; he also led the Crime Resistant
Unit established in 1991, which helps community groups and residents
prevent crime by offering police support and assistance; and
WHEREAS, In October 1993, Lieutenant Mark J. Petruniak was promoted to
sergeant and worked at the desk for six years before becoming a patrol
sergeant in November 1999; and
WHEREAS, He became the Police Department's community affairs lieuten-
ant in 2005, serving in that capacity for eight years until his retire-
ment; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Mark J. Petruniak's police work extended to work-
ing within the community; he had close ties with numerous taxpayer,
faith-based and school groups, and annually participated in
Cheektowaga's National Night Out; in 2010 he received an achievement
award for his community work; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Mark J. Petruniak was also active in union
affairs; he served for the past two years as treasurer of the Captains
and Lieutenants Association; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Mark J. Petruniak has made a significant contrib-
ution to the Cheektowaga community throughout his 29 years of service to
the police force; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those dedicated
public servants who unselfishly devote their lives to the preservation
of order and the protection of others are worthy and due full praise for
their commitment and noble endeavors; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Lieutenant Mark J. Petruniak upon the occasion of his retirement
from the Cheektowaga Police Department; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lieutenant Mark J. Petruniak.

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