Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention “Out of the Darkness” Walk

In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.3 minutes, claiming more than 39,500 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults, and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths. This is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) funds research aimed at improving our understanding of suicide and ways to prevent it as well as educational programs to increase awareness about prevention, warning signs and the psychiatric illnesses that can lead to suicide.

As the core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks are proof that when people work together, they can make big changes in our world. Taking place in hundreds of cities each fall, these walks raise awareness for our important cause as they raise the resources we need to carry out our mission.

Click here to help support S.O.A.R.’s own Larry Crawford as he participates in the Rochester Out of the Darkness Walk

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SAVE THE DATE

S.O.A.R. announces that its next social event will be held on Thursday, September 15, at the Finger Lakes Gaming & Race Track (Rt 96 in Farmington). Social hour begins at 11AM and the buffet will open at 12 noon. More information to follow.

Sheriff’s Foundation Annual Golf Tournament

Retired Deputies Larry Crawford, John Flannery, Ed Ramsperger, Howard Merritt and Doug Moffett are joined by Sheriff O'Flynn and Undersheriff Forsthye

Retired Deputies Larry Crawford, John Flannery, Ed Ramsperger, Howard Merritt and Doug Moffett were joined by Sheriff O’Flynn and Undersheriff Forsthye.

On July 11, 2016, the Sheriff’s Foundation held their annual golf tournament at Midvale County Club. Members of S.O.A.R. assisted with the registration and set up for the event. The Sheriff’s Foundation has for many years assisted every department of the MCSO. S.O.A.R. is honored to help this organization that has helped us so much through the years.

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NYS Constitutional Convention 2017

Every twenty years, NYS citizens must vote whether to hold a constitutional convention. That vote will happen again in November 2017. If a constitutional convention is held, all aspects of the state constitution are open for review and change, including retiree pensions.

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Monroe County Deputy Sheriff’s Association Golf Tournament

This year’s MCDSA Golf Tournament will be held Monday, July 25, at the Webster Country Club (440 Salt Road, Webster). The entry fee is $100.00 per player (the tournament is in memory of Brian Natalie, and all proceeds go towards college funds for Brian’s children). The entry fee includes: golf, cart, driving range, lunch, refreshments, door prize, raffles, Longest Drive/Closest to Pin contests and dinner. Registration starts 9:00 AM, shotgun start at 10:00 PM. Registration deadline: Friday, July 22.

Click here to download the flyer/registration form.

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Senator Nozzolio Announces Legislation Providing Expanded Pension Credit for Veterans

Good news for New York State veterans!

After passing the Legislature three times, and being vetoed twice, I am happy to announce the veterans buy back bill has finally been signed into law.

The new law allows all honorably discharged service members with five years of existing public pension credit to purchase three years of credit for their military service. Previously, state law only allowed World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War vets to purchase pension credits.

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