Sheriff thanks first responders and others who stepped up during power outages, big snow storm

Posted 17 March 2017 at 4:39 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Greg Rosato, a county employee, clears snow from a county parking lot on Wednesday. About two feet of snow fell from Monday through Wednesday, closing schools for two days and many local governments for at least a day.


In light of recent severe weather events, Sheriff Randy Bower and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend a special “thank you” to all who worked diligently many hours over the course of the March 8th windstorm [and subsequent power outages] and the heavy snowfall this past week.

I would like to thank the 911 Center, Emergency Management Office, Law enforcement, Fire and EMS responders along with highway and public works departments.

Also, thanks go out to American Red Cross, local officials, National Grid utility workers, and for keeping the public informed.

But, most of all, thank you to the Orleans County residents who showed resilience and fortitude in the face of adversity. Citizens helping their neighbors and being there for one another is the backbone of this fine community.


Sheriff Randy Bower