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New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

NYSCOPBA represents over 26,000 New York State employees and retirees from the Security Services Unit. Our Union was formed in May 1998 and since that time has provided superior representation to our membership under the independent and democratic model. Our Mission continued...


Attica Officer Brandon Kuhn

Brandon K. Kuhn, age 29, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Brandon was born February 5, 1986 in Hornell, a son of Mark & Judy (Kreiley) Kuhn. He was a 2004 graduate of Canaseraga Central School and received his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice at FLCC. He was a Corrections Officer at Attica State Correctional Facility. He married Jasmine Ottman on September 14, 2013; she survives.

Brandon was a member of the AMA (American Motorcycle Association), the Western New York Motocross Assoc. and the NYSCOPBA (New York State Correction Officers Police Benevolent Association).

Brandon enjoyed and was an avid motorcycle rider and racer, snow skier and racer, boater and golfer, but most of all he loved spending time with his wife and son Brody.

Brandon is survived by his wife, Jasmine; his son, Brody; his parents, Mark Kuhn, Cub & Judy Dunning; his sister, Brianne Kuhn; his grandmothers, Linda Lead & Jane Kuhn; step-grandparents, Zeke & Janet Coveny; step-brothers, Cody Dunning & Chad Dunning; niece, Alivia Floramo; mother & father in-laws, Terry & Andy Wise and Randy & Tracy Ottman; sister-in-law, Sarah Yencer; brother-in-law, Jeremiah Ottman; several aunts, uncles & cousins.

Friends may call 1-3 & 6-8 pm Friday at the Chamberlin - Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville. A memorial service will be held 11 am, Saturday at the Dansville Presbyterian Church, School St., Dansville, NY 14437.

Contributions may be made to Jasmine Kuhn for Brody Kuhn's Scholarship Fund; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at


Clinton Officer Ricky Farrell

Mr. Ricky M. Farrell, 45, of Rand Hill Road, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. He was born in Plattsburgh on December 8, 1969, the son of John and Shirley (Brooks) Farrell.
Ricky was employed by the N.Y.S. Dept. of Corrections for over 21 years and was currently a Sergeant at Clinton Correctional Facility. He was a member of the Siberian Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed hiking, hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
He is survived by his companion Bobbie Jo Staley, his children; Justin Farrell of Florida, Ashlyn Farrell of Schuyler Falls, Kayla Farrell of Norwich, N.Y., and his son to be born in March , Greyson Michael Farrell, his companions children whom he thought of as his own; Keenan Clancy, Paiden Staley, Kenley and Kaleb Staley, his mother Shirley Brooks of Zephyrhills, Fl., his siblings ; Cyndi Farrell-Davis and her husband Jon of Naugatuck, Ct., John Farrell Jr. of Plattsburgh, Teena Farrell of South Carolina., Todd Farrell and fiancée Dawn Ball of Dannemora, and several nieces ,nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father John Farrell in 2014 and a nephew John Mihalcik.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11:00am at the Church of the Assumption Cemetery in Redford. A reception will follow at American Post 1618 in Redford.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh. (518) 561-3980
Online condolences may be made and memorial candles lit at


Wyoming Officer Kenneth Herbeck

Retired Wyoming Officer Kenneth Herbeck passed away Thursday July16, 2015. Ken has been fighting cancer for the last year. Calling hours are Monday July 20, from 2PM to 8 PM and services are Tuesday July 21 at 11AM, at the:

Lombardo Funeral Home
885 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, New York

Wyoming Officer Robert E. Meyers

Robert E. Meyers, 58, of Attica passed away Thursday July 2, 2015 - (Full Obituary here)


Thursday- July 9, 2015 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at

Marley Funeral Home
135 Main Street

Attica, New York.

Friday July 10, 2015

11:00 am at the funeral home.

He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attcia.

Livingston CO Michael Kittner
Funeral Services
July 6, 2015
10:00 am

St. Mary's Church
99 Main Street
Scottsville, NY 14546

No Calling Hours

Mr. Edward F. "Ed" Shelly
January 9, 1970 - June 21, 2015

Mr. Edward Shelly, age 45, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Faxton-St. Luke's Heathcare Center.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 26, from 4:00-6:00 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Ed's funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Friday evening at 6:00 at the funeral home immediately upon conclusion of visitation.

Retired Elmira CO Lance Rohr

Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Wed. evening, June 10, 2015 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. with full military honors accorded Mr. Rohr in the Gardens. Interment will take place at the family's convenience in Woodlawn National Cemetery where he will rest with his beloved wife, Jean Rohr.


Kevin J. Walker, Downstate CF
Former Mid-Hudson Region Vice President

Kevin J. Walker of Coldenham, a retired Correction Sergeant from Wallkill Correctional Facility and lifelong resident of the area passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015. The son of Jack and Joyce (Gillespie) Walker, he was born on October 12, 1963 in Newburgh, NY. Kevin was a member of the Wallkill Masonic Lodge No. 627, where he was a past Master and an active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Kevin is survived by his wife Sue at home, sons John Walker and fiancée, Dawn Nicoletti of Newburgh, Daniel Walker of Albany and Mathew and Nathaniel Walker at home. He is also survived by his grandchildren Trey and Chloe Walker, sister Brenda Smith and her husband Marshall of Poughkeepsie, Kathy Settembrino and her husband Bill of Wappingers Falls, brother Commander Robert Walker and his wife Lisa Masso Stationed in Naples, Italy and numerous nieces and nephews.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015; 2:00pm-4:00 pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
Brooks Funeral Home with an 8 pm Masonic service.

Brooks Funeral Home
481 Gidney Avenue
Newburgh, NY 1255

A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, June 10 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 15 Walnut Street, Walden, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Boy Scout Troop 33,c/o Jackie Heubach, 14 Golden Lane, Walden, NY 12586.

Darrian Web, Bronx PC

May 29, 2015, 6:00 am - 11:00 am

May 30, 2015, 9:00 am
Pilgrim Baptist Church
80 North Franklin St, Nyack, NY 10960


Phillip Ryan, Wende CF

Calling Hours
Monday April 6, 2015 from 4-8:00 PM

3155 Orchard Park Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 11:00 am
John the XXIII (Please assemble at church).

Miranda Wood, Auburn CF

Calling Hours:
Monday March 23, 2015, 1:00pm-3:00pm and 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fredrick Brothers Funeral Home
38422 NY-37
Theresa, NY 13691

Funeral Services:
Tuesday March 24, 2015 at 11:00am
Fredrick Brothers Funeral Home
38422 NY-37
Theresa, NY 13691

Dennis Lundy, Creedmoore PC

Wake and Services
Sunday February 22, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Services starting at 6:00 pm
Evening Star Baptist Church Services
267 Gates Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Ron Worthington, Auburn CF

Calling hours:
Wednesday, February 11th from noon to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m.

Harter Funeral Home
2983 West Main Street, Parish, NY.

Funeral services:
Wednesday, February 11th immediately following the calling hours
Harter Funeral Home
2983 West Main Street, Parish, NY

Richard Moffat, Orleans CF, Retired

Calling hours:
Saturday, Feb 7th 6 - 8 pm and Sunday, Feb 8th 3 - 8 pm
Reddington Funeral Home
657 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY 14220

Monday Feb 9th at 9:30 am
Holy Family RC Church

1885 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220

Joe Young , Orleans CF

Tuesday January 27th 3 pm - 8 pm
Tomaszewski Funeral Home
4120 West Main Street Road
Batavia, NY 14020

Burial on Wednesday January 28th @ 11am
Maximillian Kolby RC Church
8656 Church Street
East Pembroke, NY 14056


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