Resolution J4754-2013

Honoring State Police Investigator Gary A. Darstein as recipient of the Superintendent's Commendation Award

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  • May 6, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 6, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 1, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  State  Police  Investigator  Gary  A.
Darstein upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Super-
intendent's Commendation Award

WHEREAS, The quality and sanctity of community life are cherished values
worthy of safeguarding, and this Legislative  Body  is  moved  to  honor
those exemplary public servants who devote their lives to preserving and
protecting such values; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Investigator  Gary A. Darstein, who is assigned to Onondaga County State
Police Lysander, Troop D, and resides in Baldwinsville, New  York,  upon
the  occasion  of his designation as a recipient of the Superintendent's
Commendation Award; and
  WHEREAS, Investigator Gary A. Darstein  has  been  selected  for  this
prestigious  award  for  his  heroic  efforts  in apprehending a suspect
sought in the sexual assault of a young victim, as well as the murder of
a Liverpool woman; and
  WHEREAS, Investigator Gary A. Darstein  will  be  recognized  for  his
outstanding  police work at the 38th Annual New York State Police Super-
intendent's Commendation and Awards Day Ceremony, to be held at the  New
York State Police Academy on May 7, 2014, in Albany, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  On  the eve of March 14, 2013, Investigator Gary A. Darstein
monitored his car radio transmissions and was advised to respond  to  an
attack;  he  immediately altered his route to the crime scene, and based
on the information generated, encountered  the  suspect  jogging  slowly
along the road in the Town of Clay; and
  WHEREAS, Investigator Gary A. Darstein, keeping his siren off to avoid
being  noticed, drove past the suspect and then quickly made a U-turn to
stop five feet in front of the suspect; and
  WHEREAS, Investigator Gary A. Darstein then placed his vehicle in park
and chased the suspect, thwarting his attempt  to  flee  into  a  nearby
wooded  area;  Investigator  Darstein heroically tackled the suspect and
placed him into custody; and
  WHEREAS, With the help of State Police Lysander, Troop D Investigators
and the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office, Investigator Gary A.
Darstein arrested the suspect, who was later charged  and  sentenced  to
life in prison; and
  WHEREAS,  In  keeping with the finest traditions of the New York State
Police Department,  Investigator  Gary  A.  Darstein  has  distinguished
himself  by  his quick thinking, dedication and his exemplary service to
protect the citizens of the Central New York community; and
  WHEREAS, The courageous and dedicated efforts of public servants  such
as  Investigator  Gary  A.  Darstein,  who  have  devoted their lives to
protecting the lives of others, are worthy of the praise and recognition
of this Great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor Investigator Gary A. Darstein upon the occasion of his designation
as  the recipient of a Superintendent's Commendation Award, to be recog-
nized at the 38th Annual New York State Police Superintendent's  Commen-
dation  and Awards Day Ceremony on May 7, 2014, in Albany, New York; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Investigator Gary A. Darstein.

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