Resolution J2213-2013

Honoring New York State Police Troop C Major Kevin Molinari on his retirement after nearly 35 years of distinguished service

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  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 11, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 5, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  New  York  State Police Troop C Major
Kevin Molinari on his retirement after nearly 35 years of  distinguished
service

WHEREAS, The quality of life in the communities of the State of New York
is  largely  reflective of the commitment and dedication demonstrated by
members of the agencies which serve to protect, preserve,  and  maintain
public order; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
honor those distinguished citizens who  devote  their  life's  work  and
purpose  to  public service, contributing to the care and welfare of the
citizens of their communities and this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  it  is  the  intent  of  this Legislative Body to
acknowledge and pay tribute to New York State Police Troop C Major Kevin
Molinari upon the occasion of his retirement after 35 years  of  distin-
guished service; and
  WHEREAS, Oneonta High School graduate Kevin Molinari, commander of New
York  State  Police  Troop  C in Sidney, started his career with the New
York State Police on September 25, 1978 and, he is  officially  retiring
on June 25, 2013 at the mandatory age of 60; his last day at his post is
May 29, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Major  Molinari says that in retrospect he could not imagine
doing anything else; he has found his career with  the  New  York  State
Police  to  have been a most rewarding and enjoyable opportunity and one
in which, with the support of his family, he was able to make a positive
change in the lives of many people; and
  WHEREAS, After graduating from the New York State  Police  Academy  in
February  1979,  he  was  assigned, as was customary, to three different
barracks for thirty days each,  Ithaca,  Endwell  and  finally  Norwich,
where he was on permanent assignment until he transferred to the Oneonta
barracks,  which,  having been born and raised in Oneonta, was something
he wanted; and
  WHEREAS, Since his days as a trooper, from 1979 until  1984,  when  he
was promoted to sergeant, the job has changed a lot and, over the years,
the  increase  in  drug  use has led to an increase in violence and, the
advancement of technology over the  years  has  been  a  major  aid  and
improvement; and
  WHEREAS,  Surveillance  cameras  in  public areas are a great tool and
technology and forensic work have given law  enforcement  a  significant
edge in fighting crime and identifying perpetrators; and
  WHEREAS,  When Major Molinari became a lieutenant in 1988, he was sent
to Troop K in Westchester; and
  WHEREAS, Major Molinari returned to Troop C  in  Oneonta,  where,  his
wife, Linda, was raising their two children, Meghan and Michael, in June
1989;  he was assigned as zone commander in Binghamton; and, in 1992, he
was promoted to captain and was transferred to Troop C  headquarters  in
Sidney;  he  was assigned as zone commander in Oneonta in September 1994
and became a major in December 2006; and
  WHEREAS, Among Major Molinari's most memorable events over  the  years
was  being  assigned  to  work  the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid,
where he had the opportunity to watch the United States Hockey team  win
the gold medal; and
  WHEREAS,  Highly  praised  and  justly  recognized  for his unwavering
determination,  integrity,  selfless  commitment,  professionalism   and
preeminent  skills, Major Molinari has earned the admiration, esteem and

respect of his colleagues and the Oneonta and other communities  he  has
served so well for so many years; and
  WHEREAS, As Major Kevin Molinari completes his distinguished nearly 35
year  career  as  a  law  enforcement  officer, the dedicated efforts of
public servants, such as Major Molinari, who devote their lives  to  the
preservation  of  order and the protection of others truly merit the due
praise and just recognition of this Legislative Body; now, therefore, be
it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Major Kevin Molinari upon the occasion of his retirement from the
New York State Police after nearly 35 years  of  distinguished  service;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Major Kevin Molinari.

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