President Ed Weireter
1st Vice President Keith Hansen
2nd Vice President Lou Falco III
Treasurer Joe Cain
Secretary Lynn Hayes
Financial Secretary Jim Sciacca
1st Sgt. at Arms Mike Heath
2nd Sgt at Arms Dennis Dodrill
Editor Peg Varieur
Chaplain George Albin
Orangetown Daniel Ryan
Clarkstown Chris Cortelli
Haverstraw Manny Figueroa
Stony Point Bob Bertrand
Ramapo Mike Higgins
Trustee at Large Tim Connolly Jr
Health and Welfare John Dillon
Historian Jack Coleman
Past President Mark Murphy
Thanks to all who sent letters to the NYS Parole Board regarding the parole hearing for Judith Clark. What is really disturbing is the number of people and organizations that support her parole. This can be confirmed by a quick search on the internet. There is still time to send in a letter to the Parole Board. The latest news available is that the parole hearing may be delayed (by a few months). So let the voice of the law enforcement community be heard.
The Brinks robbery was 38 years ago.
Many in today’s ranks weren’t even born yet. It is important that we keep the memory and impact of this event alive.
If we fail to remember our history then we are condemned to repeat it.
A quick note about our membership:
Some of you may remember when the Shields had the best membership drive going – it was called “BILL BOYD”. Bill probably recruited half our members. Bill worked with the rookies in the Bronx and part of training included an application to join the Shields. At one time we had almost 1500 members.
Well, we don’t have numbers like that these days. I’m sure there are many in our profession that would enjoy participating in our events. This organization exists to be social – and who wouldn’t want to make a few new friends? We all know someone (active or retired) who isn’t a member yet. So, bring in a new member. To the untrained eye our meetings are just a bunch of cops telling cop stories. It’s much more than that: Can you think of a better setting to pass on all this knowledge and wisdom to the next generation?
Email update – we have almost 800 members signed on. Thanks to all who have opted in. You may see one more printed newsletter as it takes a little time to update those 800 member records. If you would like to go paperless (or if you gave us your email and haven’t received an email yet) please contact any Board member or just send an email to:
No one loves the warrior until the enemy is at the gate.
Rockland County Shields