News and Updates

Press Release: RETURN OF ECO JAMES DAVEY TO DUTY

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

PBA of New York State Salutes Return of ECO James Davey to duty;

Urges Action On Measure To Protect Livelihood Of Members Injured In Line-Of-Duty.

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Media outlets reporting on the PBA of NYS and towns lobbying to address Forest Ranger shortages

Monday, November 27, 2017

North Country Public Radio and the Albany Times Union newspaper both reported on the PBA of NYS' and several towns' efforts to lobby the state on the importance of increasing the Forest Ranger ranks to better enable the force to respond to rescues and deliver services to those accessing New York's wilderness areas.  

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The PBA of NYS Urges Voters to Support Ballot Proposal #3 Forest Preserve Land Bank Amendment

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

For Immediate Release:

November 1, 2017

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of New York State) has announced its support for Ballot Proposal #3 on the New York state ballot this election day. If approved the Forest Preserve Land Bank Amendment will create a land bank, which will allow local governments to request Forest Preserve land for qualifying projects in exchange for the state adding 250 new acres to the Forest Preserve.

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SUNY New Paltz Stages Active-Shooter Drill

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUNY New Paltz students tend to have a light class schedule on Wednesday mornings, as anyone who lives close enough to be awakened by the midweek migration to the bars Tuesday night likely knows. But last Wednesday, in the lobby of Wooster Hall, the sun streamed through floor-to-ceiling windows onto a scene that was eerily quiet.

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The PBA of New York State Endorses Helena Heath for Re-Election as Albany City Court Judge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

For Immediate Release

October 17, 2017

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State, has announced its endorsement of Albany City Court Judge, Helena Heath, for re-election.

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Forest Rangers Rescue 4 Lost Teens in Warren County

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Forest Rangers rescued four 16-year-old hikers who had been lost for nearly six hours Friday near Hackensack Mountain, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.

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Some Say State’s Forest Ranger Force Stretched Thin

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In recent years, the number of people using the Forest Preserve in the Adirondack Park, especially in the High Peaks region, has increased dramatically, resulting in more search and rescues and a greater need for public outreach and education.

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Albany Woman Falls Ill in Adirondacks, Aided by Forest Ranger

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A 46-year-old woman from Albany was helped off Giant Mountain by a forest ranger Thursday evening after falling ill in the Essex County wilderness, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Tuesday.

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20th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Forest Ranger Raymond L. Murray, along with 117 firefighters killed in the line of duty, was added to the Fallen Firefighters Memorial at a ceremony outside the state Capitol in Albany yesterday. Of the 118 deceased firefighters, 114 of them died as a result of the 9/11 injuries and illnesses. The Memorial now has 2,524 names of the New York firefighters who died in the line of duty after it was dedicated in 1998.

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Deepest Condolences to the Family and Friends of Slain Officer Floyd East Jr.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The PBA extends our deepest condolences to the family of slain Texas Tech University Police Officer Floyd East Jr as well as the entire Texas Tech University Police Department. Officer East, a married father of two daughters, was shot by a defendant who pulled a gun when he was at the station being processed on a drug investigation. This tragedy shows just how dangerous University Policing has become, as a number of University Police officers around the country made the ultimate sacrifice in recent years. Funeral arrangements to follow once we have them.

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