Drug Sweep-Snowstorm Topics at Thursday Public Safety Meeting

March 8th, 2018

HORNELL, NY – Mayor John Buckley had much praise for Police Chief Ted Murray, the Hornell PD, and the many agencies involved in the March 1st drug sweep in the city of Hornell.

Buckley stated, “Out of the 15 targets, we were successful in capturing 14 and bringing them in. It was a great coordinated effort between the Hornell PD, Sheriffs Dept., State Police, District Attorney’s office, and other local police agencies. Even our Codes Dept. and Child Protective Services had a hand in it and deserve credit. When you go out after the suspects that early in the morning you really don’t know what to expect, and we are thankful all our men came back without any injuries. I think we sent a powerful message to any drug dealers that plan to come here and set up shop, that we are being very proactive and we will catch and prosecute you.”

Buckley also had high praise for the police, fire, NYSEG, and DPW workers for their response to the recent major snowstorm that hit the city. “At first we had rain that eventually turned to ice on the trees and power lines and then combined with the heavy snowfall we had quite a mess,” said Buckley, “All our crews performed admirably well considering the severity of the storm and such a short notice to respond.”