Celebrating 20 years of independence

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

CO Jose Candelario, Sing Sing CF, came upon an accident involving a motorcycle and a truck.  The motorcycle was going at a very high speed and exploded on impact.  Both the bike and truck were engulfed in flames.  Officer Candelario pulled CO Hilliard and another occupant away from the truck.  He then performed CPR on CO Hilliard until the paramedics arrived.  Sadly, CO Hilliard did not survive the accident.

CO Jose Candelario’s bravery and quick response in such a dire situation went above and beyond his tour of duty.


Left to Right:  Clarence Fisher, Southern Region VP and CO Jose Candelario