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Allegany County Recognizes Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Shawn Mahoney


Longtime county lawman applauded for law enforcement and community service

From Allegany County, pictured are Sheriff Scott Cicirello, Mahoney, and Dean Scholes

The Allegany County Board of Legislators recently recognized Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Shawn Mahoney for his long and dedicated service to the County.

Mahoney was first hired as a Corrections Officer in April 2000, was promoted to Deputy Sheriff in May 2002, and promoted to Deputy Sheriff Sergeant in June 2011. He has been described as the “go to” investigator in the Sheriff’s Office in criminal matters due to his investigative abilities and sensible approach to law enforcement. In his career he has executed hundreds of arrests that have directly and significantly improved public safety.

Sergeant Mahoney’s contributions to County operations extend well beyond the Sheriff’s Office, as he has routinely demonstrated willingness to assist the Probation Department, Family Court, and other offices in support of their work. Public Works Superintendent Tom Windus, who nominated Sgt. Mahoney for the recognition, noted his frequent assistance to the Department of Public Works in instances of work zone safety, traffic law adherence, worksite security, and interaction with property owners and contractors.

Beyond his County work, Sgt. Mahoney has dedicated his time to the Friendship Little League, volunteered with the Wellsville Elks Club, and is a committed member of the Friendship United Methodist Church.

Joining the Board of Legislators in honoring Sgt. Mahoney were Allegany County Sheriff Scott Cicirello and Deputy Public Works Superintendent Dean Scholes. Sheriff Cicirello expressed full support of the resolution, stating “Shawn has made a career of assisting whoever is in need. This is a well-deserved recognition. Congratulations on a job well done.”

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