J1884

Honoring E. Michael Kavanagh on receiving a Police Chief's Association of Ulster County's Lifetime Achievement Award on May 5, 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring E. Michael Kavanagh upon the occasion of
receiving a Police Chief's Association of Ulster County's Lifetime
Achievement Award on May 5, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those distinguished officers and citizens who 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 E. Michael
Kavanagh upon the occasion of receiving a Police Chief's Association of
Ulster County's Lifetime Achievement Award at its Law Enforcement Awards
Banquet to be held at the Diamond Mills Hotel in Saugerties, New York,
on Sunday, May 5, 2013; and
WHEREAS, E. Michael Kavanagh was born on September 26, 1943, in
Lawrence, New York; he graduated from Merrimack College in North
Andover, Massachusetts and earned his law degree from Villanova Univer-
sity School of Law in 1968 and, upon graduation, he became an Associate
at Munley & Meade, in Great Neck, New York, followed by service in the
U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970; and
WHEREAS, He served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York Coun-
ty for four years, as Chief Assistant District Attorney in Ulster County
through 1978, and then as Ulster County District Attorney until 1998,
having been reelected five times; and
WHEREAS, During his 20 year tenure with the Ulster County District
Attorney's Office, E. Michael Kavanagh prosecuted several high-profile
cases which obtained convictions of mob chiefs, an ousted Teamsters
official, and a reputed underworld enforcer; and
WHEREAS, In 1975, E. Michael Kavanagh successfully tried many notewor-
thy cases including a case against cop killer Gary McGivern who, after
the 1968 homicide, had been unsuccessfully tried two times prior to this
case, and the first capital murder trial in New York State since the
reinstatement of the death penalty; and
WHEREAS, From 1979 to 1984, E. Michael Kavanagh was an Adjunct Profes-
sor at the State University of New York in New Paltz; in 1986, he ran
unsuccessfully on the Republican ticket for Lieutenant Governor of New
York; and
WHEREAS, E. Michael Kavanagh was elected to the New York State Supreme
Court, 3rd Judicial District, in 1998; in 2006, he was appointed to the
Appellate Division, First Department, where he remained until 2008, when
he was appointed to the Appellate Division, Third Department; and
WHEREAS, Justice Kavanagh has also served as a member of the New York
State Litigation Coordinating Panel, the Advisory Committee on Judicial
Ethics, the New York State District Jury Advisory Committee of the New
York State Bar Association, and the Unified Court System's Drug Court
Advisory Committee; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that 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 E. Michael Kavanagh upon the occasion of receiving a Police

Chief's Association of Ulster County's Lifetime Achievement Award on May
5, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Justice E. Michael Kavanagh.

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

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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