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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus encourages residents to attend the 2019 Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Friday, May 3rd.
The event will be held at the entrance to the Orange County Courthouse at 255-275 Main Street in Goshen.
“This service enables us to not only to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, but also to show our support for their families,” Neuhaus said. “We all respect their commitment, dedication and bravery and should let them know that, today and every day.”
Featured speakers at the event will include Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois, Commissioner of Emergency Services Brendan Casey, who served in the New York State Police for 30 years, and Assistant District Attorney Chris Borek. The service, which begins at 6 p.m., will last approximately one hour and is open to all members of the law enforcement community and the general public. A reception will be held in the courthouse lobby after the service.
The annual event, hosted by the New York State Fraternal Order of Police, Jason Conklin Memorial Lodge, #957, honors Orange County’s 32 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and whose names have been enshrined on two memorial walls outside the Courthouse.
“The Law Enforcement Memorial Service allows us to pause to honor and remember our fallen brothers and sisters and to keep faith with their families and friends,” DuBois said. “We pledge to always remember that they made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting others.”
Casey added: “We honor those brave men and women who protect and serve every day and pay tribute to officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and show our support their families and friends. It is a very important and moving ceremony.”
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or [email protected].