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

Sing Sing Annual Fallen Officers Memorial

Sing Sing Correctional Facility recently held their Annual Fallen Officers Memorial to commemorate and honor staff who have passed away while on duty. DOCCS Executive Team members, local superintendents and government officials were in attendance of the ceremony which...

Valor Award- Western Region

Valor Award- Western Region

In Photo (L-R) CO David Stechenfinger, WRVP Kenny Gold, CSS Andy Rice & President Mike Powers David Stechenfinger was recognized at the April 2022 Executive Assembly meeting for his assistance with an attempted suicide. Letter of Appreciation - Elmira Heights...

Riverview Donates to Victims of Tower Fire

Riverview Donates to Victims of Tower Fire

Riverview Correctional Facility, NYSCOPBA members made a donation of $1000 worth of needed essential supplies to the displaced victims of the Riverview tower fire in Ogdensburg. On Sunday we will provide breakfast for all displaced tenants. The residents have lost...

Valor Award- Andrew Amo, Riverview CF

Valor Award- Andrew Amo, Riverview CF

September 11, 2021 at approximately 9:30pm officer Andrew Amo while at home noticed a flickering coming from a home across the street. Upon exiting his home he witnessed a fire that had started in a garage that was spreading to 2 adjacent homes. Officer Amo exited his...

NYSCOPBA Mid-Hudson Region Members Donate $10,000 to Local Charity

NYSCOPBA Mid-Hudson Region Members Donate $10,000 to Local Charity

Chris Moreau, NYSCOPBA Mid-Hudson VP is on the right in the sport jacket. To his left, is Krista Jones, the Executive Director of Sparrow’s Nest and on the far left is NYS Senator Sue Serino Hudson Valley Charity Provides Meals to Families Dealing with Cancer - Full...

NYSCOPBA Clinton Sector Donates to Plattsburgh Robotics

NYSCOPBA Clinton Sector Donates to Plattsburgh Robotics

The New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association Clinton Sector sure knows how to make us speechless! NYSCOPBA Clinton Sector representative Anthony Basto reached out to us after our post earlier this fall explaining the help we were...

Mid-Hudson Charity Golf Tournament Raises $10,000

Mid-Hudson Charity Golf Tournament Raises $10,000

On Friday, August 20, NYSCOPBA's Mid-Hudson Region held it's first charity golf tournament to benefit the Rumshock Veterans Foundation. Twenty three teams participated at Apples Greens Golf Club in Highland and helped raise $10,000 for the Veterans Foundation. Thank...

Altona CF donates to North Country Pink Heals

Altona CF donates to North Country Pink Heals

During the month of October the NYSCOPBA membership and civilian staff of Altona Correctional Facility took part in the 2nd annual “wear pink” campaign to help bring awareness and promote early detection of breast cancer. While in the mitts of a pandemic we were able...

NYS Special Olympics Torch Run

NYS Special Olympics Torch Run

Members of Lakeview Correctional Facility ran in the NYS Special Olympics Torch Run to support the Special Olympians. Members ran three miles from Fredonia to Dunkirk. Lakeview CF has been running in the Torch Run for 10 Years! Great job Guys!

Northern Region Golf Tournament Raises $19,000 For Charity

Northern Region Golf Tournament Raises $19,000 For Charity

Northern Region Golf Tournament Raises $19,000 For Charity North Country Honor Flight Receives Donation NYSCOPBA members from the Northern Region held their annual Northern Region Charity Golf Tournament to benefit North Country Honor Flight on Tuesday, September 2,...

Attica Donates to Local Fire Departments

Attica Donates to Local Fire Departments

Attica donated water and juices to three local fire departments that aided in helping one of our members from Attica by responding to an emergency call. Pictured from Left to Right - Attica CSS Bob Tatarka, next to him Attica member Robert Pattison and local volunteer...

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...