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CO A. Durante, Mohawk CF, receives Valor Award

CO A. Durante, Mohawk CF, receives Valor Award

Officer Anthony Durante  - On July 7th, 2019 at approx.. 9:40AM while at a property he owns in Illion NY,  he observed from the porch that Illion PD officers were attempting to arrest an unknown male subject on a neighboring residence porch and a struggle ensued, he...

CO G. Kalies, Mohawk CF, receives Valor Award

CO G. Kalies, Mohawk CF, receives Valor Award

Officer Garrett Kalies – while on duty 7/16/19 in the arsenal at Mohawk CF, his partner, Officer R. Schwebe, began choking on his lunch and his airway was completely blocked. Officer Kalies sprang into action and performed the Heimlich Maneuver on him and dislodged...

CO David True, Wende CF, receives Valor Award

CO David True, Wende CF, receives Valor Award

On a damp, chilly October 14th western New York Sunday night, Wende Correctional Officer David True was homebound in a Uber taxi.  Traveling north through Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, on a well traveled road at the conclusion of some volunteer work; Officer True...

Officer saves unconscious woman from accident

In September 2018, at approximately 8:30 pm, while C.O. Jason Ploss was at home with this family he heard a crashing noise.  After investigating, he found that a vehicle had rolled over near his front lawn.  He ran outside, towards the wrecked vehicle.  We he...

CERT Team Members Help Locate Missing North Country Man

Great Meadow Officers Assisted State Police, ENCON & Forest Rangers in Search  Whitehall, NY - CERT Team Members from Great Meadow Correctional Facility helped locate a missing North Country man who suffers from Dementia and wandered into the woods sometime after...

CO Brian Walser, Wyoming CF, receives Valor Award

CO Brian Walser, Wyoming CF, receives Valor Award

Letter received from Lieutenant Michael DeVries, Acting Zone II Commander - NYSP On March 28, 2018 a Trooper was conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of Main Street and Buell Street in the Town of Newstead.  The intoxicated driver fled on foot when the...

Clinton CF Donates to Santa Express

Clinton CF Donates to Santa Express

Clinton sector stewards present a 4,000 check to “Santa” Officer Shane Muller.  Officer Muller runs a charity that helps kids in need have a wonderful Christmas experience that they would go without otherwise.

CO Jose Candelario, Sing Sing CF, Receives Valor Award

CO Jose Candelario, Sing Sing CF, Receives Valor Award

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...

Watertown CF Donates to Local Hospice

Watertown CF Donates to Local Hospice

Watertown CF makes a donation of $500 to Hospice of Jefferson County Pictured from left to right is CO Tom Dier, Hospice of Jefferson County Director of Foundations Nicole Paratone and CO Jay Barrett. Officers’ Dier and Barrett are NYSCOPBA Stewards out of Watertown...

Clinton CF donates $1,300 in Toys

Clinton CF donates $1,300 in Toys

Clinton CF Staff delivers for the Clinton County Christmas Bureau. Security and Civilian staff contributed to 2 fundraisers held throughout the month of November, which brought in $1300 worth of toys. Officer Ed Ducharme and Officer Jason Goodspeed from Clinton...

CO Jason Grasso, Green Haven CF, Received Valor Award

CO Jason Grasso, Green Haven CF, Received Valor Award

On October 27, 2017, at approximately 12:30 hrs, Off Duty Correction Officer Jason Grasso from Green Haven CF, was on Main Street in Beacon when he observed a disturbance happening behind the Beacon Post Office.  He then saw several subjects chasing another subject...

NYSCOPBA Donates to the Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY

NYSCOPBA Donates to the Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY

NYSCOPBA donated $10,000 to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY for the new Emergency Department. NYSCOPBA will have a room named in the discharge area of the new Emergency Department. Shown in the photo, from Left to Right:   ECMC CEO Tom Quatroche Jr.,...

Clinton CF/CERT Team Donates 75 New Bikes/Helmets

Clinton CF/CERT Team Donates 75 New Bikes/Helmets

NYSCOPBA Members from Clinton Correctional Facility donated 75 new bicycles to the Clinton County Christmas Bureau. The Clinton CERT Team also purchased 75 helmets for each bike. The Christmas Bureau provides Christmas gifts to low-income families throughout Clinton...

Special Olympics Annual Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Annual Polar Plunge

The New York State Special Olympics held their annual Polar Plunge in Plattsburgh on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Members of Altona CF were on hand to present a check for $1000 to the charity. Members in the photo are: Roger Trombley, Steve King, Travis Smith, Dave...

Valor Award Recipient:  CO Gregory Edgar, Auburn CF

Valor Award Recipient: CO Gregory Edgar, Auburn CF

On November 14, 2016 at approximately 8:10 a.m., Correction Officer Gregory Edgar was walking across the second floor parking garage walkway to report for his tour of duty in the DOCCS Secure medical unit at Upstate Hospital in Syracuse, NY.  As he was walking, he saw...

Statewide Golf Tournament Raises $12,000 for CPOF

Statewide Golf Tournament Raises $12,000 for CPOF

First Place Team:  Damian Tyler, John Crossman, Nick Butler, and Zach Novak (Great Meadow CF). Also shown:  Treasurer David Viddivo, Recording Secretary Michael Dildine and President Michael Powers

NYSCOPBA Partners With Vested Interest in K9s

NYSCOPBA Partners With Vested Interest in K9s

NYS Department of Corrections & Community Supervision K9’s Ryder, Rocky, Rodger, & BoBo to Get Body Armor Albany, NY – New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision K9’s Ryder, Rocky, Rodger, & BoBo will receive bullet and stab...

NYSCOPBA Donates $13,000 to Ronald McDonald House

Money Raised Through North Region Golf Tournament The 10th Annual Northern Region Golf Tournament raised $13,000 for the Ronald McDonald House located in Albany in a charity golf tournament held at Cronin’s Golf Course in Warrensburg at the end of May.  The two day...

SSOs Robinson and Harris, Creedmoor PC, Receives Valor Award

SSOs Robinson and Harris, Creedmoor PC, Receives Valor Award

Creedmoor Safety Officers Respond to Two Emergencies Officers Free Trapped Driver and Perform CPR on Choking Patient Queens Village, NY – Two Safety and Security Officers, who work at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, are credited with freeing a driver trapped inside a...

Gilbert Wilson, Green Haven CF, Receives Valor Award

Gilbert Wilson, Green Haven CF, Receives Valor Award

On January 25, 2017, Correction Officer Gilbert Wilson from Green Haven Correctional Facility was aboard JetBlue Flight #548 from Tampa Florida to White Plains NY.  While the plane was in flight, an emotionally disturbed passenger got up from her seat and attempted to...

26th Annual Pat Ward Basketball Classic – March 25th

This year's Pat Ward Basketball Classic is March 25, 2017 at Elizabethtown Central School.  The memorial, started by Moriah Shock and founded by Retired CO Michael Tyler, was started after the tragic death (car accident) of Officer Pat Ward in December of 1991. Pat...

Creedmoor Safety Officers Respond to Two Emergencies

Officers Free Trapped Driver and Perform CPR on Choking Patient Queens Village, NY  – Two Safety and Security Officers, who work at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, are credited with freeing a driver trapped inside a vehicle that hit a fire hydrant and flipped over...

NYSCOPBA Raises Money For Ronald McDonald House

NYSCOPBA Executive Vice President Tammy Sawchuck presented a $500 donation to the Ronald McDonald House at a Fashion Show at Martel's Restaurant in Albany. The Fashion Show, which NYSCOPBA was one of the sponsors, raised over $7,000 for the Ronald McDonald House...

Western Region Donates to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation

Western Region Donates to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation

Pembroke Shooting for a Cure!  Pictured with Western Region VP Miano is NYSCOPBA member Chris Tatarski (Albion), his wife Julie (cancer survivor), and their daughter Sammi who plays on the basketball team.  Batavia Daily News article

Groveland CF

Officers Save Inmate From Apparent Drug Overdose - Alert Life Saving Measures Taken By Officers at Groveland Correctional Facility Two correction officers, who also are father and son, administered life saving techniques on an inmate that had apparently overdosed at...

Lakeview CF Donates to Meals-on-Wheels

Lakeview CF Donates to Meals-on-Wheels

Members of the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association of Lakeview Correctional Facility recently presented Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels with a $600 gift to support its home-delivered meal program. Pictured from left are: Neal...

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center’s EAP Event

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center’s EAP Event

For the past 3 years, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center's Employee Assistance Program has been able to do something special for the holidays with the help of NYSCOPBA Law Enforcement Vice President John Harmon and Business Agent Tom Sawyer.  This year was no different....

Gowanda C.F. Makes Donation

Gowanda C.F. Makes Donation

Gowanda C.F. donated over $1,700 of presents to the children at Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo on December 12, 2016.

Ogdensburg CF

Ogdensburg CF

Ogdensburg CF Donates $250 to The Childrens Heart Foundation.

Greene & Coxsackie CF’s Delivery Toys

Greene & Coxsackie CF’s Delivery Toys

Officers & Staff from Greene and Coxsackie Correctional Facilities delivered toys and gifts to the children at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Several fundraisers were held over the summer to purchase the Christmas...

Lakeview Shock Donation

Lakeview Shock Donation

The Officers and Staff at Lakeview Shock held raffles this past summer and raised over $2,500 to buy toys and gifts for the Women & Children's hospital in Buffalo. On Friday, December 2, 2016, Chris Mann, Joe Harris, Bill Makuch, Kevin Larson and Neal Gruber...

2nd Annual Oktoberfest 5K

2nd Annual Oktoberfest 5K

NYSCOPBA was one of the main sponsors to the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest 5K that benefits three great charities - The Ronald McDonald House, Center for Disability Services and Northeastern New York Epilepsy Foundation.   722 runners registered for the 5K that was held on...

NYSCOPBA Donates to Ogtoberfest

NYSCOPBA Donates to Ogtoberfest

The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce was pleased to accept a donation of $1500 to our annual Ogtoberfest from the New York State Correction Officers Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA). Pictured, from left to right are: Don Dietschweiler, Jr. NYSCOPBA Union...

Food, fun and NASCAR simulator at children’s hospital fundraiser

Food, fun and NASCAR simulator at children’s hospital fundraiser

COXSACKIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Several people were riding like a NASCAR driver on Friday for a good cause.  A simulator of stock car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Chevy was brought to Coxsackie Friday night. It was in town for a fundraising event put on by the New York...

Valor Award – CO Jeff Badendyck, Shawangunk CF

Valor Award – CO Jeff Badendyck, Shawangunk CF

(Above:  CO Steven Marasco accepts the Valor Award for CO Jeff Badendyck) In the afternoon of March 18, 2016, Correction Officer Jeff Badendyck from Shawangunk Correctional Facility had just started working at his brother’s when he heard tires...

Valor Award – CO Tommy Brice, Orleans CF

Valor Award – CO Tommy Brice, Orleans CF

On Monday, May 16, 2016 at approx. 3:15pm, CO Tommy Brice from Orleans CF, was pumping gas at Crosby's gas station in Albion.  At this time he observed a female, age 16, walking past a Rite Aid towards a motel as an older man approached her and...