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Young Simmons Post Honors First Responders at Law and Order Night

Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi, Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos, Minority Leader of the Nassau County Legislature Diane Yatauro and Glen Cove City Councilman Anthony Jimenez, who is a member of the American Legion Young Simmons Post, attended the annual Law and Order Night at the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, hosted by the American Legion. This event was held in honor of the first responders that proudly serve and protect the Glen Cove community. Each year, the Glen Cove Police Department, Glen Cove Fire Department and Glen Cove EMS each nominate an individual from his or her respective department who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. These individuals are formally recognized at an awards ceremony attended by the mayor, elected officials, community leaders and representatives from each of these departments.

Congratulations went out to this year’s award recipients: Officer Thomas Fancher of the Glen Cove Police Department, Vincent Martinez Jr. of the Glen Cove Fire Department and the entire Glen Cove Volunteer Emergency Medical Service Corps. In addition, Eric Sobeck was honored with the Community Award for all that he has done on behalf of the Boy Scouts in Glen Cove.

Mayor Suozzi and Legislator Yatauro Awarded by Veterans

This year, the American Legion Young Simmons were proud to honor Mayor Suozzi and Legislator Yatauro for their “outstanding service and assistance, which contributed to the advancement of The American Legion programs and activities dedicated to God and Country.” Each received an official Citation of Appreciation from the organization.

Mayor Suozzi said, “I thank the Young Simmons for hosting another wonderful Law and Order Night. It is important for us, as a community, to take the time to recognize and thank our first responders for all that they do, on a daily basis, to serve and protect us. It was an honor for me to be able to participate in this occasion and I wish to offer my heartfelt appreciation to the Young Simmons for choosing to recognize Legislator Yatauro and myself at this event.”

Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Diane Yatauro said, “The City of Glen Cove is very fortunate to have its own Police Department, EMS Corps and Fire Department. The men and women within those agencies who serve Glen Cove residents are truly dedicated to ensuring our health, safety and well-being. Congratulations to the first responders who were honored. I would also like to congratulate Eric Sobeck who has given a lifetime of volunteer work and expertise with the Boy Scout Program in Glen Cove—and not only when his son, Trevor, was a Scout. I would like to thank the veterans of Young Simmons Post 1765 for honoring me—but most I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the members of Young Simmons Post for their service to our country and for their dedication to our community.”