July 12th, 2018
HORNELL, NY – Chief Ted Murray announced that a successful drug bust took place last evening near the WalMart plaza. According to Murray, a quantity of heroin and cocaine were seized on its way for distribution in the city. Murray was pleased that some of the younger officers took place and gained the experience. (Update – 10:45am – the suspect was Raul Rivera, 32, Rochester, who is charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and three counts of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.)
That was announced at this morning’s Board of Public Safety meeting. In other news, two HPD police appointments and one resignation were made official at Thursday morning’s monthly meeting of the Board of Public Safety. Michael Losecco and Robert Donovan will officially take to the streets as patrolman effective today. After their swearing in ceremony last week, this was the last official hurdle before they take to the streets of Hornell. Also, the board accepted the resignation of Jason Day effective July 13th, 2018. Day has been with the department for 18 years and board members had nothing but praise for his work as a patrolman and school resource officer over the years.
The Board of Public Safety also had much praise for Code Enforcement officers Bud Burdette and Larry Bacon. Burdette directed much of the praise to Bacon for his efforts on home inspections. Burdette noted that it is not a very rewarding job and Bacon handles it very well. Bacon was recently put on permanently by Mayor John Buckley to a full time position. He previously only worked 20 hours a week.