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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...

Western Region
Joe Miano
Joe Miano,
Vice President
(518) 275-6395 Cell
Al Mothershed
Al Mothershed
Business Agent
(518) 764-0198 Cell
Dave Tessmer
Dave Tessmer
Business Agent
(518) 727-4080 Cell
Serving Albion, Attica, Auburn, Cayuga, Collins, Elmira, Five Points, Gowanda, Groveland, Lakeview Shock, Livingston, Orleans, Rochester, Southport, Wende, Willard, Wyoming Correctional Facilities
52 South Parkway, Leicester, NY 14481, Phone: 585.382.3120 - Fax: 585.382.9275
National Law Enforcement- Wreath Laying - Honor Guard Contest
2013 Attica Memorial
2013 Attica Memorial
Attica Honor Guard - CPOF in Seattle
Officers Brad Walters and Ernie Emminger in Seattle with the Attica Honor Guard. Brad and Ernie were both awarded the CPOF Above & Beyond the Call of Duty Award for rescuing a family from their burning home.

Attica Honor Guard in Seattle
Attica Honor Guard - CPOF Conference in Seattle
Wyoming CO Robert Meyers- Funeral Services 
State Inspector General's Authority - memo 
Correctional officers deserve respect-
Corrections Officers critize state in billboard - WHEC Rochester
Officer Assaulted at Erie County Medical Center-Release
Mike Dildine on Increasing Violence- Video
CO union on increase in violence at local lockups - TWC News Buffalo
Elmira Locked Down For Third Time This Year
Attica CF Supports Cradle Beach Summer Camp
Tony Wronski- Wyoming CF, Funeral Services
Officers Rescue Bus Driver and Student in School Bus Rollover - Press Release
- DOCCS Release - Buffalo News
Correction Officer Stabbed Multiple Times by Inmate at Attica-Press Release
Get 10% off at Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming county YMCA's. Flyer - Application - Web Site
Officer Injured at Groveland CF
Officers help victims of Attica fire-Daily News
2013 Orleans Charity Golf Tournament Photos
Mike Dildine on WHAM with Bob Lonsberry
Mike Dildine on YNN Staff Assaults
 Save Butler ASACTC! Save Monterey SICF!
Wayne County Residents Fight to Save Correctional Facility- Rochester Homepage
Advocates Rally in Wayne County To Tell Andrew Cuomo, " Keep Our Prison Open" - CNY Central
"This is about people": Rally held to prevent closure of Butler Correctional Facility in Wayne County - Auburn Pub
Rally to Save Butler 10/10/13
Nozzolio, Oaks try to stave off Wayne CountyPrisonClosure - Democrat and Chronicle
Saving Monterey Shock Rally 10/26/2013 - FLYER
Senator O'Mara's "Keep Monterey Open!"- Petition page
Rally Pictures
Rally to Save Monterey 9/9/2013
Rally to Keep Monterey Open - CNY YNN

Al Mothershed with the Western Region Chief Stewards

Western Region Sector Stewards

In the News


Events and more...

NYSCOPBA calls on DOCCS to address violence at Auburn Correctional Facility -
Corrections Officers Alert Attica Family Home is on Fire - WGRZ- Photo
Officers injured at Wyoming - Press Release
-Daily News
NYSCOPBA Remembers the Retaking of the Attica Prison -PR Newswire
Five Points Incidents Labor Day Weekend - PR Newswire
Three Attica Corrections Officers Violently Attacked, one remains hospitalized- PR Newswire - TheDailyNews Online

NYSCOPBA Officers Foil Detailed Escape Plot at Elmira Correctional Facility- Press Release
Five Points Assault- Press Release -Seneca Daily
Inmate bites Officer- Press Release
Wyoming CF Incidents- Daily News - Press Release
Officers Slashed at Gowanda - Press Release
Sergeant Assaulted at Auburn- Press Release
Collins CF Assaults Press Release
Officer severely injured at Wyoming
Judge dismisses indictment of four Attica Officers-News Story - Press Release
ArrowMotorcycle Ride Raises $3,800 for Mercy Flight
ArrowFirst Orleans Sector golf tourney Aug. 30-The Daily News
ArrowAttica Memorial Pictures
ArrowWestern region PSA - Listen -YouTube
Arrow2013 Elmira Memorial
Arrow2013 Orleans Sector Charity Golf Tournament

Elmira Officers Thank Attica CF for their generous donation to support our members atElmira who are suspended. Your gift was greatly appreciated.
Orelans Donation to MS Society
Orleans CSS Ken Gold presents a donation to MS Society from funds raised at the Orleans Sector golf Tournament

NYSCOPBA Sign at Coca Cola Field, Buffalo NY
NYSCOPBA Sign at the Coca Cola Field -
Home of the Triple A- Buffalo Bisons Baseball Team
 Gabryszak Golf Outing
Gabryszak Golf Event 2013

The "Attica 5"

Donations can be sent to:
Attica United c/o J. Ziolkowski
PO Box 254
Attica, NY 14011
Chief Steward Jason Ziolkowski - Officer Reddien - Officer Swack- Sgt. Warner - Officer Swack 2
Elmira C.F. donates $750 to the Attica 5
Clinton C.F. donates $1000 to Attica 5
Gowanda C.F. donates $1000 at Attica Open House

Western Region Memorial Corner

All Gave Some - Some Gave all God Bless and God Speed, Brothers and Sisters
Brandon KuhnAttica C.F. John DuermeyerAlbion C.F.
David BrahneyRetiree- Cayuga C.F. John CabiscaCayuga C.F.
Cheryl RawlsRetiree - Groveland P.C. Byron BetnerRetiree- Gowanda C.F.
Anthony Tesorio, Jr.Livingston C.F. Robert MeyersWyoming C.F.
Lance RohrRetiree- Elmira P.C. Michael KittnerLivingston C.F.
Gary LambertElmira C.F. David SpinkRetiree- Attica C.F.
Miranda WoodAuburn C.F. Rosario GugliuzzaRetiree- Attica C.F.
Michael FisherRetiree Groveland C.F. Philip RyanWende C.F.
Ronald KaneRetiree- Five Points C.F. Kenneth HowarthRetiree- Elmira C.F.
Richard MoffatRetiree- Orleans C.F. Ronald WorthingtonAuburn C.F.
Joseph RegallaRetiree- Attica C.F. Glenn KnottRetiree- Groveland C.F.
Patrick ReinhartRetiree- Elmira C.F. Cyndi WhiteWillard D.T.C.
Anthony DiMeoRetiree- Albion C.F. Scott PedaltyRetiree - Southport C.F.
Charles OliverRetiree- Albion C.F. Jacob MillerRetiree- Elmira C.F.
Michael PhillipsElmira C.F. Thomas MantorRetiree -Wyoming C.F.
Sgt. Stephen NorwichFive Points C.F. Michael FisherRetiree- Groveland C.F.
Bernard BieniekGowanda C.F. Stanley OkiecRetiree- Wende C.F.
Michael MinwellRetiree- Cayuga C.F. Gerald SchranzRetiree - Albion C.F.
Donald VanWey Jr.Retiree - Lakeview S.I.C.F. Richard WeaverRetiree- Southport C.F.
David BrzyskiAlbion C.F. Michael FlintGroveland C.F.
Anthony Prave Jr.Retired - Auburn C.F. Robert SantiagoRetiree- Wyoming C.F.
Carl BleyRetired - Gowanda C.F. John C. FranklinLakeview S.I.C.F.
David SwanRetired Elmira C.F. Michael BalestrieriRetiree- Wende C.F.
Lois BonnellRetiree - Albion C.F. Clifford BrezeeRetiree - Auburn C.F.
Tim JoyRetiree- Groveland C.F. Frank GroverRetiree - Southport C.F.
Linda SchubbeRetiree - Gowanda C.F. Duane CatanesiOrleans C.F.
John CoxRetiree - Orleans C.F. David LundinRetiree- Albion C.F.
Michael GerlachRetiree - Albion C.F. Donald ScottRetiree - Cayuga C.F.
Tony WronskiWyoming CF Joseph D. PavlovichRetiree - Attica C.F.
Larry JividenRetiree - Monterey Shock Robert RaichelWende C.F.
John HermannRetiree - Groveland C.F. Thomas LocherGowanda C.F.
Robert SmithRetiree - Albion C.F. Gerald LyonsWyoming C.F.
Michael ShaulRetiree - Collins C.F. Keith GilbertLivingston CF
James GiffordReitree - Wende C.F. Gerald Berry, Jr.Retiree - Cayuga C.F.
John McKeenAuburn CF Erich H. FriedrichCollins CF
Joseph ClearyRetiree - Elmira C.F. Lori EberlAttica C.F.
John BenninkRetiree - Auburn C.F. Christopher RetseyFive Points C.F.
Gerald BoundyRetiree- Collins C.F. Joseph FuestWyoming C.F.
Joseph ShawCayuga C.F. Donna RowleyOrleans C.F.
Joseph CunninghamElmira C.F. David YorkAuburn C.F.
Joel SpinkRetiree - Wyoming C.F. Douglas DerrickAlbion C.F.
Gary WalkerRetired - Attica CF Harry Lorow, Jr.Groveland C.F.
Raymond MeliRetiree - Wende C.F. Robert WagnerFive Points C.F.
Scott HeiderAttica C.F. Thomas DarrahRetiree - Auburn C.F.
Jeffrey HewittGroveland C.F. Riqueno SantiagoRetiree - Lakeview Shock
Guy CollettWillard DTC Susan CarterAuburn C.F.
Kenneth BullsOrleans C.F. Timothy TubbertRetiree - Auburn C.F.
Anthony EvangelistaRetiree - Auburn C.F. Mark StrokaAlbion C.F.
Michael LarabyRetiree - Groveland C.F. Richard LounsburyGroveland C.F.
Randy NeumeisterGowanda C.F. Michael MazurRetiree- Albion C.F.
Bret LynchCollins C.F. Edward EvansRetiree- Southport C.F.
Sean LupoRetiree- Auburn Bret GummersonRetiree- Willard DTC
Dennis MiddaughRetiree - Elmira C.F. Lawrence SavilleCayuga C.F.
James HerringWende C.F. Larry LucarelliWende C.F.
Thomas TerhartCollins C.F. John J. Mulderig IIIWyoming C.F.
Samuel BauerGowanda C.F. James MooreWende C.F.
Larry JamesAttica C.F. David RiceWyoming C.F.
Brian RydzaAttica C.F. Nicholas ParibelloSouthport C.F.
Timothy GerasimchikLivingston C.F. Robert PowersOrleans C.F.
Sharon MindeAuburn C.F. Mark BrownSouthport C.F.
Jeff JonesFive Points Theo BrownWende C.F.
Gary GraceGroveland C.F. Bruce EriksonElmira C.F.
Robert CarterAuburn C.F. Norman ShraugerGroveland C.F.
Dennis KobbeGroveland C.F. Harry MerzGroveland C.F.
Roderick PrysockWende C.F. Jonathan JakubowskiGroveland C.F.
Scott LajoyWillard Drug TC Edward Rosner, Jr.Collins C.F.
Richard PetersonRetiree - Willard Gregory DulskiCollins C.F.
Patrick ChattLivingston C.F. Patrick LavelleElmira C.F.
Theodore KaczanowskiCollins C.F. Eugene Maciejewski Jr.Wyoming
Gale TrainorElmira Travis DarmottAttica
Gary KeohaneWende Harold VargasonRetiree - Albion
Richard SchimleyAlbion Jim SklenerAlbion
Barry BeattyAttica Timothy HealyGowanda
Stephen PulciLakeview Shock Anthony DashnerGowanda
Lawrence O'HerronRetiree - Livingston Gary SteigerAttica
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