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PBA of New York State Endorses State Senator Terrence Murphy

Monday, September 26, 2016

Albany – The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS) is pleased to announce its endorsement of incumbent State Senator Terrence Murphy. Murphy (R-Shrub Oak, Westchester County) accepted the endorsement, acknowledging the work PBA of NYS members perform, such as first response and around-the-clock public protection. 

“I am honored and proud to have earned the endorsement of the PBA of NYS,” said Sen. Murphy. “PBA members protect vacationers, park-goers, our college campuses, the environment and our woodlands. The work they do is extremely important and vital to the well-being of our state. Our partnership has led to increased safety at our parks, like FDR, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for expressing the confidence in me for a second term.”

The PBA explained the rationale for its endorsement.

“Senator Murphy has been very supportive of men and women in uniform, and, among other support he has provide, has specifically helped the PBA of NYS as it continues to advocate for legislation that would increase the ranks of State Park Police officers,” said PBA President and University Police Officers Director Peter Barry. “The senator understands the important role police officers play in maintaining peace and protecting people and places, including public wilderness, state parks, university campuses and the environment. He has earned the endorsement of our members.”

The PBA of NYS Law Enforcement represents New York State University (SUNY) Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, the New York State Park Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers.

Candidates may be selected following face-to-face interviews, answers to questionnaires, voting records, bill sponsorship and general support on important PBA of NYS interests.

The PBA of New York State is the exclusive bargaining agent for the New York State University (SUNY) Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, the New York State Park Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers. Our members police and protect New York State’s public universities and colleges; state parks and historic sites; and they enforce state laws and protect our lands and forests and ensure environmental safety and quality throughout the state.