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In proclaiming Sheriff’s Week, Leg leader says Orleans residents respect law enforcement

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 September 2020 at 2:16 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Orleans County Legislator Skip Draper present a proclamation to Sheriff Chris Bourke on Wednesday, proclaiming this week as “Sheriff’s Week.” Bourke is joined by several staff in the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature issued a proclamation on Wednesday declaring Sept. 20-26 as “Sheriff’s Week.”

In Orleans County, Sheriff Chris Bourke oversees an office that includes county police services, a marine division, the county jail, dispatching 911 emergency services, communication systems, animal control, and serving and executing civil process and victim protection orders for our courts.

Legislature Chairwoman Lynne Johnson said local residents respect law enforcement and treat them with reverence. That was apparent to her during a Sept. 11 memorial service in Albion.

“Today, sadly, our law enforcement community is under assault across the country,” Johnson said. “But not here in Orleans County. We respect you.”

Bourke, during the Legislature meeting on Wednesday, said he is honored to serve as the county’s sheriff.

“These are tough times but we will get through it together,” he said.

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