(Albany, NY) - Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) announced legislation to honor the memory of Sandra Wilson (S.8555a/A.10653A) is headed to the Governor’s desk, after being passed by the full legislature on Wednesday.
The legislation designates a portion of State Route 45 in the Village of Spring Valley, as the Sandra L. Wilson Memorial Highway. Sandra Wilson, a security guard was stabbed to death on February 18, 2020 at the Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley, New York. Police said 25-year-old Blanchard Glaudin attacked 52-year-old Wilson after she asked him to turn down his music.
Senator David Carlucci said, “Spring Valley resident, Sandra Wilson sadly was the victim of senseless violence. She was doing her job when a disturbed and violent individual attacked her. We need to recognize Wilson’s life and her legacy. She was someone who family and friends said was always kind, helpful and generous to others. My hope is her family, our community, and beyond remember Wilson with this roadway, and we honor her memory.”
Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee said, “By dedicating a portion of route 45 to Sandra Wilson, we are honoring her memory and her devotion to her community, and to Finkelstein library.” Jaffee said. Sandra was beloved by the Spring Valley community; I know we all look forward to this bill being signed into law.”
Wilson began working at the Finkelstein Memorial Library as a clerk in 2011 and worked her way up through the ranks, obtaining her security guard certification in 2018 and being promoted to full-time Security Aide in 2019.
Those who knew Wilson said she would be remembered for her friendliness, her smile, her kindness and her honesty.
Wilson is survived by her mother, Shirley Wilson, and her two sons and daughter.
The bill is headed to the Governor's desk where its anticipated to be signed into law.