Resolution J1616-2013

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Westchester-Rockland Guardians Association



  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating the 50th anniversary of the West-
chester-Rockland Guardians Association

WHEREAS, A great State is only as great as those individuals  and  their
organizations  who perform exemplary service on behalf of their communi-
ty, and it is the custom of this great State  to  pay  tribute  to  that
outstanding service; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate the 50th Anniversary of the Westchester-Rockland Guardians Associ-
ation;  a  50th  Anniversary  Dinner  Dance  was  held to celebrate this
milestone on Friday, March 22, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, The guardians were organized in 1963 and were incorporated in
1965 as the Westchester Guardians Association, Incorporated; and
  WHEREAS, In 1967, they expanded to include  law  enforcement  officers
from  Rockland County and adopted their current name as the Westchester-
Rockland Guardians Association; and
  WHEREAS, The first president of the newly organized Guardians was  the
late,  retired Lieutenant James A. Barrier of the City of Yonkers Police
Department; and
  WHEREAS, The Westchester-Rockland Guardians Association were formed to
provide a base for minority officers to address  their  needs  and  have
representation; and
  WHEREAS,  Each  member  is  expected to be productive in their depart-
ments, serve as role models in their communities  and  work  to  enhance
conditions for all law enforcement personnel; and
  WHEREAS, The Westchester-Rockland Guardians Association provides scho-
larships  to  minority  youth,  donations  to the Ruth Taylor Institute,
speakers for schools and community groups, and sponsor outings for youth
in group homes; and
  WHEREAS, The Westchester-Rockland Guardians Association is  an  active
and  involved  component  of the community that works for social justice
and equality; they continue to provide leadership for the youth of West-
chester and Rockland counties; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
organizations such as  the  Westchester-Rockland  Guardians  Association
which  serve to bring people together for the united purpose of actively
pursuing improvements in their communities; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the  50th Anniversary of the Westchester-Rockland Guardians
Association; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Westchester-Rockland Guardians Association.


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