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    (Left to right: Senator Ball, Mr. Geoghegan, Sheriff Smith, Robert Geoghegan, Mrs. Geoghegan and Detective John Falcone father, Mr. Falcone)

    Carmel, N.Y. – (11/04/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, honored Carmel Resident Robert Geoghegan with an official New York State Proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at his Eagle Scout Ceremony on Sunday at Drew Methodist Church in Carmel.

    Eagle Scout is the highest possible rank in the Boy Scouts of America. The Eagle Scout is an honor that is held for life and is said “once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”

    “Robert stands out amongst his peers as someone very special. He has created a very touching memorial for the Falcone family and for everyone in our community where we can honor our hero, Detective John Falcone,” said Senator Greg Ball. “The rank of Eagle Scout is a very prestigious honor that few scouts are able to achieve. I look forward to many more great achievements from Robert in the future.”

    For his Eagle Scout project, Robert installed a flag pole, a bronze plaque and a seating area at Camarda Park in Carmel in honor of Detective John Falcone, who died in the line of duty while serving with the Poughkeepsie Police Department. Falcone grew up in Carmel.

    In 2011, Detective John Falcone was shot and killed after saving a 3-year-old child from a man with a gun. Detective Falcone was able to rescue the child before engaging in a struggle with the suspect. During the struggle, Officer Falcone was fatally shot.

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