We Will Never Forget!
Today, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks on our nation, we pay tribute to the thousands of innocent Americans who died that day, as well as during the subsequent War on Terror. The attacks of September 11th continue to haunt us, as many of our members have fallen ill due to their time spent at the WTC Ground Zero rescue and recovery efforts.
The Suffolk County PBA, as an organization, firmly believes the decision of whether or not to take a vaccine belongs to an individual under the guidance of their personal physician. We stand against forced vaccination of our membership and will vigorously oppose any attempt to enforce a mandate.
SCPD Headquarters was graced with a true veteran of the Department this week.
Retired Suffolk County Police Officer Charlie Winter stopped by to visit the newly renovated police museum. Charlie, who turned 95 on Monday, brought his wife Alice to show her his old haunts.
Yesterday, August 22nd, we took some time to honor the life and memory of Suffolk County Police Sergeant Lawrence Devine, who was taken from us on this day in 1981. While on duty in 1966, Sergeant Devine responded to a domestic call and upon arriving, he was met with heavy gunfire from the male perpetrator and received multiple gunshot wounds to his spine, thus paralyzing him.
It was supposed to be a nice ride on the Long Island Sound, but that changed when Douglas Gordon’s personal watercraft became disabled and he was stranded for three hours before being rescued by Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers.
Gordon, who was approximately 3⁄4 of a mile from shore in Rocky Point, attempted to swim to shore but did not get far.