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.
We love you brother.
Allegany County Sheriff’s Office
Retired Sheriff Rick Whitney
New York State Police
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“