File 25, Volume 454

NY Sheriffs Association

File 25, Volume 454

January 12, 2023

Thank You, Sheriffs . . .

This year, a larger-than-usual group of Sheriffs rode off from their Offices for the last time – not into the sunset, but striking onto new paths after having faithfully served in law enforcement for their communities. All told, their combined work experience represents nearly 200 years of service. Following is a brief look at some of the Sheriffs before they left office, through photos and links to related news items covering


Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney was honored with a retirement party in Belmont, NY that reviewed the Sheriff’s nearly half-century pf work in law enforcement, serving three terms as Sheriff since 2011. Above (l – r), Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard, Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, Sheriff Whitney and New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA) Executive Director Peter Kehoe show off one of the gifts received by Sheriff Whitney that evening – a commemorative plaque denoting his Life Membership in the NYSSA.
Local media noted Sheriff Whitney’s career path and work experience. Read a brief article about him.

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