Resolution J1401-2013

Honoring Michael T. Kelly, recipient of a Superintendent's Commendation Award at the 37th Annual New York State Police Awards Day Ceremony on May 16, 2013

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  • Apr 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 23, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Michael T. Kelly upon the occasion of
his designation as the  recipient  of  a  Superintendent's  Commendation
Award  at  the  37th Annual New York State Police Awards Day Ceremony on
May 16, 2013

WHEREAS, The quality  and  sanctity  of  community  life  are  cherished
values,  worthy of safeguarding; this Legislative Body is moved to honor
those who preserve and protect such values, lauding  particularly  their
unwavering  courage  and  dedication  in  the daily performance of their
duties; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Investigator Michael T. Kelly, of Troop F in Liberty, New York, upon the
occasion of his designation  as  the  recipient  of  a  Superintendent's
Commendation Award; and
  WHEREAS,  A Trooper since April 30, 1997, he will receive the award in
recognition of his outstanding police work at the 37th Annual  New  York
State  Police  Superintendent's Commendation and Awards Day Ceremony, to
be held at the New York State Police Academy in Albany on Thursday,  May
16, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  On  December  13,  2008 at 6:00 am, New York State Police at
Liberty were contacted by  the  Sullivan  County  911  dispatch  center,
reporting  a  structure  fire at 222 County Route 25 in Narrowsburg, New
York; initial reports from emergency response personnel  indicated  that
the  sole occupant of the residence was believed to have perished in the
fire; and
  WHEREAS, On September 27, 2012, Investigator Michael Kelly was finally
able to face Paul Novak in what Mr. Novak believed to be the  safety  of
the  State  of  Florida,  and  tell  him "I'm here to arrest you for the
murder of your wife Catherine Novak."; Paul Novak was taken into  custo-
dy,and, in the following days, was extradited back to New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Due to the professionalism of the New York State Police, and
particularly Investigator Michael Kelly, Paul Novak and his co-conspira-
tor have been arrested for Murder in  the  First  Degree  and  Catherine
Novak's  children, friends, and family are now able to find some measure
of comfort, knowing that justice will prevail; and
  WHEREAS, In keeping with the finest traditions of the New  York  State
Police,  Investigator  Michael T. Kelly has distinguished himself by his
exemplary achievement and  outstanding  performance  on  behalf  of  the
community he so faithfully and courageously serves; and
  WHEREAS,  The  dedicated  efforts of public servants, such as Investi-
gator Michael T. Kelly, who unselfishly devote their lives to the  pres-
ervation  of  order  and the protection of others are worthy of the full
praise of this Legislative Body and the people of the State of New York;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor Investigator Michael T. Kelly upon the occasion of his designation
as  the  recipient  of a Superintendent's Commendation Award at the 37th
Annual New York State Police Superintendent's  Commendation  and  Awards
Day Ceremony on May 16, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Investigator Michael T. Kelly.

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