Posted: October 10, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

October 10, 2018 / Carmel, NY – At yesterday’s meeting of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Dept. PBA, it was announced that Assemblyman Kevin Byrne had secured the organization’s endorsement in his bid for re-election.

“The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Police Benevolent Association is proud to announce its strong endorsement of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne as he seeks re-election to serve the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District.

Kevin has proven to be an effective and outspoken advocate for all first responders, including our brave men and women in law enforcement. He was one of the first sponsors of the Community Heroes Protection Act in the Assembly, which would elevate punishments for those who assault first responders. He has also been a loud critic against the misguided decisions by the Governor’s parole board to grant early parole to cop-killers and other violent criminals.

Furthermore, we appreciate Kevin’s long history of serving as a volunteer firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician throughout the Hudson Valley.  We look forward to continuing our work together during Kevin’s next term in the New York State Assembly.” ~Daniel Hunsberger, President of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Dept. PBA

Assemblyman Byrne responded, “I have always had a strong relationship with our first responders, including our brave men and women in law enforcement. They put their lives on the line to protect us and ensure our safety. It’s only right that they have someone in Albany fighting to protect them.”

PBA President Daniel Hunsberger (L) presents Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R) with endorsement at PBA’s monthly meeting