Commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Steuben County Sheriff's Office

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Senate Resolution No. 346

BY: Senator O'MARA

COMMEMORATING the 225th Anniversary of the Steuben
County Sheriff's Office

WHEREAS, The quality of life in New York State is largely reflective
of the commitment and dedication demonstrated by members of the agencies
which serve to protect, preserve and maintain public order; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
honor those distinguished citizens who devote their life's work and
purpose to public service, contributing to the care and welfare of the
citizens of the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Steuben County Sheriff's
Office; in honor of this auspicious occasion, all members of the
Sheriff's Office will wear a 225th Anniversary commemorative badge
designed by Undersheriff John McNelis; and

WHEREAS, In 1796, the Steuben County Sherriff's Office was
established in the New York State Constitution with William Dunn at the
helm; throughout its storied history, numerous sheriffs have led the
Department including the longest serving Sheriff, Jack Lisi who served
from 1970-1987, and current Sheriff, Jim Allard; and

WHEREAS, From 1796-1873, the Steuben County Sheriff's Office was the
sole and only law enforcement agency in the County; today, the Office is
a diverse organization providing service in Law Enforcement,
Corrections, Civil, Court Security, School Safety and Navigation Safety;

WHEREAS, For over two centuries, the Steuben County Sheriff's Office
has remained true to its mission of keeping the peace by providing
public safety and law enforcement services to the citizens of Steuben
County; and

WHEREAS, The tradition of altruistic public service, heroism and
leadership embodied by the Steuben County Sheriff's Office is of such
magnitude as to be worthy of special, statewide recognition; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Steuben County Sheriff's
Office; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Sheriff James L. Allard, Steuben County Sherriff's


  • 03 / Feb / 2021
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