State Troopers, Albion teachers play basketball

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 February 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – State Trooper Engin Okdem tries to dribble the basketball past Albion teacher Mike Jones during the fourth annual basketball game between NY State Troopers and Albion Purple Eagle Faculty. The Troopers won, 67-62.

Albion teacher Michael Fahy, center, warms up with the team during the halftime intermission.

State Trooper Jay Hoy, based at the Warsaw barracks, is a K9 handler. He did a demonstration at halftime with K9 Rison. The dog is trained at detecting drugs and helping to locate people.

Doug Rich, a State Trooper who lives in Orleans County, prepares to throw the ball in bounds.

Kiera LeBeau of Houghton, niece of teacher Kathy Schmitt and State Police Lt. Kurt Schmitt, dunks the ball after getting a boost from a trooper. Kids from the crowd were invited to shoot free throws when the teachers were fouled.

Mike Jones, center, boxes out for the Albion teachers on a shot that went in by teacher Lucian Price.

The game was a fund-raiser for the Middle School FFA.