Resolution J961-2013

Paying tribute to Nassau County Police Officers Robert Ryan and John Lutz as they are honored by the Five Towns Kiwanis Club on April 11, 2013

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  • Mar 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  paying tribute to Nassau County Police Officers
Robert Ryan and John Lutz as they are honored by the Five Towns  Kiwanis
Club on April 11, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
the  distinguished officers and citizens who devote themselves to public
service, demonstrating great courage and diligence in providing for  the
care  and  welfare  of  the citizens of their communities and this great
Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Within every community of the State of New  York,  there  are
certain  individuals  who, by virtue of their commitment and dedication,
command the respect and admiration of their community  for  their  exem-
plary contributions and service on behalf of others; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  is  justly  proud to pay tribute to
Nassau County Police Department 4th Precinct Police Officers Robert Ryan
and John Lutz as they are honored by the Five Towns Kiwanis Club at  its
annual  Police  Officer Night to be held at the Mezzanotte Restaurant in
Cedarhurst, New York, on Thursday, April 11, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Police Officers Robert Ryan,  Shield  1126,  and  John  Lutz,
Shield 2524 were, last year, in 2012, instrumental in arresting an indi-
vidual  who was storing a large cache of weapons in a Woodmere, New York
home; and
  WHEREAS, Officers John Lutz and Robert Ryan responded to the call that
an alarm was sounding on Narrow Lane in Woodmere and found a handgun and
two grenades in plain view in the house; and
  WHEREAS, Marc  Ringel,  who  was  found  to  have  120  guns,  several
grenades,  chemicals  used  to make explosives, boxes of ammunition, and
what police described as an "extensive amount of marijuana," pleaded not
guilty to firearms, weapons possession and reckless endangerment charges
and was held without bail; and
  WHEREAS, The officers found Marc Ringel to be nervous and  he  had  no
identification  on  him;  when Police Officers Robert Ryan and John Lutz
opened the door to the house to verify Marc Ringel's identity there  was
a  strong smell of marijuana; they saw a handgun and there were also two
grenades in plain view; and
  WHEREAS, Marc Ringel attempted to push the officers out of the door of
the house; however, they gained control of the situation and called  for
assistance; the authorities obtained a search warrant, and Nassau County
police,  ATF and FBI officers found guns of all sizes and calibers scat-
tered throughout the house owned by Marc Ringel's  parents  as  well  as
chemicals used to make explosive devices, including pipe bombs; and
  WHEREAS,  An area of 20 houses were evacuated as a precautionary meas-
ure and the residents of those homes were later permitted to  return  to
their homes; and
  WHEREAS, Police said safety was an issue as the arms and other materi-
als  were  scattered  throughout  the house and, they were unsure if the
home was booby-trapped; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, the law enforcement agents discovered a  shallow
pit  with  a  wire  which  spanned from the pit to the house, which they
think, was used to test explosives; the munitions were  believed  to  be
live  and the Nassau County Police Department Arson/Bomb Squad detonated
them, noting there were enough explosives to  level  the  home  and  the
entire block; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body that dedicated
public servants, such as Nassau County Police Officers Robert  Ryan  and
John  Lutz,  who  unselfishly  devote their lives to the preservation of

order and the protection of others are worthy and due  full  praise  for
their commitment and noble endeavors; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to pay
tribute  to  Nassau  County Police Officers Robert Ryan and John Lutz as
they are honored by the Five Towns Kiwanis Club on April 11,  2013;  and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nassau County Police Officers Robert Ryan and John Lutz.

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