Syracuse Police Officer Kelsey Francemone was honored as "Officer of the Year" in New York State by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul for her heroics displayed during a shooting on Father's Day in 2016. Officer Francemone is the first female officer to receive the award individually. Click here to be directed to an article from Syracuse.com to read about her story.
The Southern Region recently enjoyed a tour of the Millbrook Vineyards & Winery in Millbrook, NY. Millbrook Vineyards is located in the Hudson Valley and was the first wine estate in the region dedicated exclusively to the production of vinifera grapes. They produce over 12,000 cases of wine annually, and they are open for guided tours and wine tastings all year round. Members from the Southern Region and Capital Region toured the estate on a beautiful, sunny day, and took party in a wine tasting.
Members of the Syracuse Police Department will be wearing pink badges for the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ithaca Police Department will also be wearing pink badges for the month of October. These badges were purchased by individual officers to raise money for local cancer-fighting and educational charities, and the program has already raised $10,000! Click here to be redirected to an article to read more.