Senator Harckham's Statement on Stabbing of a Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Deputy

New York State Senator Pete Harckham issued the following statement yesterday upon receiving news that a Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was stabbed while responding to an altercation in Putnam Valley:

“I am saddened to learn that a deputy from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has been stabbed in the line of duty, and has undergone surgery for his serious injury. Thankfully, his assailant has been captured and charged for his reprehensible actions. But let this be a reminder to us all that our law enforcement officers put their lives at risk the minute they begin to wear the badge, every single day, while serving and protecting us. Along with all of the residents of Putnam County and throughout the Hudson Valley, I offer my best wishes to the deputy for a quick recovery.”