Proclamation recognizes Troop A of State Police on 100th anniversary
Press Release, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley
On the heels of the New York State Police’s 100th Anniversary, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) joined members of Troop A in Batavia to honor them with an official Assembly Proclamation.
Pictured, from left, include: First Sergeant Joseph Wilkinson, Major Steven Nigrelli, Assemblyman Steve Hawley, Captain Eric Laughton and Lieutenant Kurt Schmitt.
The birth of the New York State Police began when 232 men rode out of the New York State Fair on horseback and began patrolling, and the organization has grown to include more than 4,900 sworn state troopers.
“It was a pleasure and an honor to meet with the brave men and women who represent the New York State Police Troop A headquarters right in my hometown of Batavia,” Hawley said. “These are some of the most prestigious and highly-regarded law enforcement officials in our state and their record of public service and professionalism is unmatched. I would like to once again congratulate the New York State Police on their illustrious history and dedication to our community.”