On Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Ulster County Police Chiefs Association Annual Police Awards Dinner at the Hillside Manor, Kingston to pay tribute to law enforcement and citizen honorees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to their community.
Senator Bonacic is pictured with members of the NYSP Ellenville BCI, recipients of the Meritorious Police Service Award - Investigation.
Senator Bonacic attended the Police Officers Memorial Remembrance Ceremony in Albany on May 6. This event honored 20 fallen police officers from law enforcement agencies across New York State, including five who died in 2013 in the line of duty. The names of these 20 officers join the 1,340 others who have been inscribed on the Police Officers' Memorial, which represents 140 police agencies statewide and five federal agencies. The officers' names are placed randomly on the wall, without rank, to signify that every officer's sacrifice is the same.
Senator Bonacic attended the recent Orange County Sheriff Officer's Annual Awards which honored Deputy Sheriffs, Correction Officers and employees for their outstanding service to their community. With the Senator are Chief Dennis Barry, Sheriff Carl DuBois, County Clerk Annie Rabbitt, and Undersheriff Ken Jones.
Senator Bonacic attended the New York State Police Troop F Memorial Service held on Friday, May 23, at the NYS Police Barracks in the Town of Wallkill. Here is the Senator with Chief Criminal Investigator, Will Garcia; Orange County DA, David Hoovler; and Orange County Steven Neuhaus, who were all present to pay their respects to the law enforcement community.
Senator Bonacic attended the breakfast for retiring Mount Hope Police Officer Norman J. Mann and expressed his appreciation for his over 36 years of service to the Mount Hope community. With the Senator is Chief of Police Paul J. Rickard (l), and Police Officer Mann.
Senator Bonacic receives the Legislative Leadership award from the New York State Police Investigators Association in Albany on his advocacy for the department. On the left is NYSPIA President, Jeffrey Kayser, and on the right is Artie Wilcox, Union Representative. Said the Senator, “I am honored to be the recipient of their award, and thank them for all the work they do to keep our community safe.”
Senator Bonacic attended the opening of the New York State Police Barracks in Greenville on Saturday, October 25, 2014. This event provided an opportunity to visit and tour the new building. The State Police will cover the of Towns of Minisink, Greenville, Wawayanda and Deerpark which paid for the building’s construction, and which will pay for its annual maintenance.
I am pleased to announce that the New York State Senate will hold a series of public hearings convened by four Senate committees starting this month to examine police safety and public protection in New York City and throughout the state.
The hearings will review serious safety concerns raised by the shooting deaths of two NYPD Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in addition to other recent attacks and hostility directed at law enforcement.