The Niagara County Legislature met for their regular meeting Tuesday night, honoring the sacrifice and service of area law enforcement by proclaiming September 20th – 26th as ‘Sheriff’s Week”.
Legislator David Godfrey headed this resolution at the meeting, reading it off to his fellow legislators and county residents. “On behalf of the whole legislature, I would like to thank all of them for the work that they are doing, and please do stay safe.
Godfrey also gave a brief history of the Sheriffs Offices around New York, stating, “The Sheriff’s Office has been an integral part of the criminal justice system throughout New York State and in Niagara County throughout its history. Having been established by the State’s first constitution in 1777, and has been continued in every successful constitution, and having been one the first original constitutional offices in our commonwealth.”
Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti gave a few thoughtful words on the newly established Sheriff’s Week. After thanking the Legislature for their continued support, Filicetti outlined who Sheriff’s Week is all about. He explained:
“Our dispatchers that answer the 911 calls. Our corrections officers that watch the inmates. Our patrol deputies and investigators. Our people that work in the lab. Our clerical staff and maintenance people. Every single person has a role at the sheriff’s office, all of them critical to keep the operation going. They get the job done. They make it happen 24/7 and 365 days a year.”