June 14, 2018
HORNELL, NY – Hornell police officer Kate Secondo will be retiring soon. The Hornell Board of Public Safety regretfully accepted her letter of notice with an intent to retire, after a 20 year career. Mayor John Buckley and Police Chief Ted Murray had nothing but praise for Secondo, with Murray noting that she set the bar for female police officers from her first day on the job and continuing over the years. The board is currently holding interviews for two vacant positions on the police force.
In other police news the board formally recognized officer Pete McDaniels for his work in saving the life of an overdose victim by administering two doses of NARCAN. That incident recently came to a closure with the arrest of a female suspect for supplying the drugs.
For the Hornell Fire Department, an application was accepted for Abigail McAneny to be a call person for the department. The force currently has around 8 call persons. Also noted was the new ambulance has been ordered and should be in Hornell’s possession within 3 or 4 months.
Code Officer Bud Burdette announced that two dwellings will soon be coming down in the city. The first is a house located on 222 Madison Ave. and the second is the old Sunset restaurant on 231 East Ave. The HFD has wrapped up their training on the old Sunset and the city was given the green light for demolition.
Also, the city has given the go ahead for a 15 minute ceremony on Father’s Day to be held on Broadway in front of the AmVets to honor fallen soldier Larry Hatter. Hatter’s classification has recently been changed from missing to killed in action.