On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) attended the New York State Emergency Medical Services Memorial Dedication Ceremony. The memorial honors emergency medical workers who have died in the line of duty. This year Eric Monty of Champlain EMS and David G. Restuccio of Staten Island University Hospital were honored. Since Senator Bonacic helped start the memorial in 2004, forty-four emergency medical workers have been memorialized. Senator Bonacic is pictured above with Warwick emergency medical workers, Frank Cassanite and Jo Ann Cheney, in front of the Tree of Life dedicated to fallen EMS workers.