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Sheriff Cicirello and local law enforcement stand behind former CO Kevin Shay during cancer fight


From Allegany County Sheriff Scott Cicirello, photo by Genesee Valley Media

Tonight, we honored one of our own, Retired Corrections Officer Kevin Shay. Kevin has courageously been fighting cancer and has been recently given some difficult news. We assembled deputies, police officers, corrections officers, Judges, court officials, retired officers, Troopers and probation officers all of whom know and worked with Kevin during his 30 year career.

With Lisa’s help, Kevin pulled up to a long blue line and was completely surprised. Everyone was able to give Kevin a salute, a hug and some words of encouragement.

Kevin has touched the lives of so many, we wanted a chance to tell him what he means to us.

Kevin Shay returns a salute to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department

#nobody fights alone # blue family #shay strong

We love you brother.


Allegany County Sheriff’s Office

Retired Sheriff Rick Whitney

New York State Police

Wellsville PD

Hammondsport PD

Corning PD

Allegany County Courts

Allegany County Probation

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

SRO Chris Smith (NYSP retired)

One officer noted:

“To watch him refuse to sit down the entire time, greeting everyone with such energy and positivity was moving. Then pick up his grandchild after. There is no quit in him. #shaystrong

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