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    Crime Alert: Campus Safety Advisory-Update

    Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 8:47 p.m.

    To the  Campus  Community,



    On March 6th, the University Police Department issued a  Campus   Safety   Advisory  with regard to two separate thefts of credit cards from unattended offices within the Administration building and the Heart Center, located on the East  Campus . As a result of an investigation by University Detectives, the identity of the suspect was quickly determined and a search was commenced. The suspect, who has no University affiliation, has now been located off  campus  and is currently incarcerated.  



    I wish to thank members of the  campus  community who assisted in our investigation which has led to a successful conclusion!



    Robert J. Lenahan 

    Chief of Police 

    Assistant Vice President for  Campus   Safety  

    Stony Brook University

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    Crime Alert: Campus Safety Advisory-Larcenies

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 3:41 p.m.

    To the  Campus  Community.



    The University Police Department is currently investigating reports of an individual responsible for two separate thefts that occurred on  campus  yesterday. In the first incident, the suspect entered into several open offices in the Administration building and removed credit cards. In the second incident, the suspect entered into the Heart Center in the University Hospital and again removed credit cards.



    University Police Detectives are actively investigating these incidents and are encouraging anyone who may have information to immediately contact the University Police at 631.632.3333. 





    Robert J. Lenahan

    Chief of Police

    Assistant Vice President for  Campus   Safety

    Stony Brook University

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  • Flag Advisories

    Flag Directive for Friday, October 11, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Friday, October 11, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Friday, October 11, 2019

    GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS ON STATE GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF WORLD WAR II MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT FRANCIS S. CURREY

     

    Last Living New Yorker to Have Earned the Medal of Honor During World War II

     

    War Hero Distinguished Himself During 1944's Battle of the Bulge

     

     

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff tomorrow, October 11, in honor of World War II Medal of Honor recipient Francis S. Currey, a Selkirk resident. Currey died on October 8, 2019 at age 94. Currey was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 when he knocked out an enemy tank, drove back enemy troops and rescued five American Soldiers who had been pinned down under enemy fire. After the war, Currey, who was born in Loch Sheldrake and raised in Hurleyville, returned to New York and worked at the Albany VA Medical Center from 1950 until 1980. According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society he was the last living New Yorker to have earned the Medal during World War II and one of only three living World War II Medal of Honor recipients.

     

    "Francis S. Currey was a true American hero who made great personal sacrifices to serve his country during World War II,"  Governor Cuomo said. "His significant contributions during the Battle of the Bugle and beyond helped to defeat fascism during the war, and he continued to serve his country after returning home to New York through his work with veterans. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend our sympathy to his friends and family and express our sincerest gratitude for his service, bravery and accomplishments."

     

    Currey was serving as a Private 1st Class in the Army's 30th Infantry Division when the massive German offensive against American troops in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium kicked off in December of 1944.

     

    On Dec. 21, 1944 Currey's unit, 3rd Platoon of Company K of the 120th Infantry Regiment, was defending a bridge over the Warche River in the Belgian town of Malmedy. A German attack overran the position that Currey and five other Soldiers were defending. Currey and the other Americans retreated to a nearby factory under heavy German fire. Currey located a bazooka—an anti-tank weapon—and then ran across the street in full view of the enemy to secure rockets for the weapon. With assistance from another soldier he knocked out the German tank with one shot.

     

    Currey then moved to another position and killed or wounded three German Soldiers emerging from an enemy-held building with his automatic rifle. He took the bazooka and moved to a position 50 yards from the enemy-held building, stood erect, and then fired at the building, collapsing a wall.

     

    From this position, Currey observed five American Soldiers trapped by fire from the enemy held building and three German tanks. He moved to an abandoned vehicle, retrieved an armful of anti-tank grenades and launched them at the German tanks using an M-1 rifle. This forced the enemy soldiers to flee. Currey then climbed into an abandoned half-track and fired its .50 caliber machine gun at the German occupied position. He moved again to an abandoned .30 caliber machine gun position and opened fire on the enemy, allowing the trapped Americans to escape.

     

    His actions forced the enemy to withdraw, securing the flank of his battalion's position and slowing the German advance for 12 hours. After night fell Currey and the other Americans withdrew.

     

    Along with the Medal of Honor, Currey was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Belgium awarded him the Order of Leopold, their nation's highest honor. Currey was memorialized with a special G.I. Joe military figure in 1998 and appeared on the cover sheet of a series of Medal of Honor stamps in 2013.

     

    Since 2003 Hurleyville, the town where Currey grew up, has marked Francis S. Currey Day with him as a guest, and former New York Governor Paterson declared July 12, 2009 as Francis Currey Day throughout the state. He will be interred Saturday in South Bethlehem, NY.

    Flag Directive for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    For Immediate Release: 9/10/2019

    GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO



    GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF IN OBSERVATION OF 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

     Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that flags on state government buildings will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 11 in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

     

    "On September 11, 2001, New York suffered the deadliest terror attack this nation has ever seen. But this horrific tragedy did not tear us apart; instead our state and the entire country united and emerged from our darkest hour as one in the name of freedom and democracy.

     

    "We saw the best and the worst in humanity in that moment, and we will never forget those who lost their lives, including the selfless heroes who ran toward danger to help others. On behalf of the New York family, we honor the memories of these men and women, and we are eternally grateful for their sacrifice."

    Flag Directive for Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Saturday, September 7, 2019

    Flags lowered to half-staff: Sunrise Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    Flags returned to full-staff:  Sunset Saturday, September 7, 2019

     

    For Immediate Release: 8/30/2019

    GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

     

    GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF FORMER CAYUGA COUNTY UNDERSHERIFF 

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today ordered flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, September 3, until interment in honor of former Cayuga County undersheriff Stephen McLoud, who died from an illness resulting from his work at the World Trade Center site following the September 11th terrorist attacks.

     "Officer McLoud was a dedicated public servant and hero who ultimately sacrificed his life helping our city, state and nation recover at Ground Zero following the September 11th terrorist attacks,"  Governor Cuomo said. "His selfless service embodies the heroism and bravery exhibited by all first responders who answered the call to serve following that fateful day, and I am directing flags to be flown at half-staff to honor his memory. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to Officer McLoud's friends and family. We will never forget his service and his sacrifice."

    Flag Directive for Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Until Internment,

    GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF STATE TROOPER 

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today ordered flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of New York State Trooper Sgt. Jeffrey M. Cicora, who died from an illness resulting from his work at the World Trade Center site following the September 11th terrorist attacks. 

    "Sgt. Cicora is a hero who risked his health and ultimately sacrificed his life to help others following one of our country's darkest days. His death is a reminder of the selfless actions so many brave first responders took that day and in the weeks that followed. He represents the very best of New York and we will never forget him. On behalf of the New York family, I extend our deepest gratitude to Sgt. Cicora and am directing flags be flown at half-staff to honor his memory." 

    Sgt. Cicora joined the State Police in 1992. He was assigned to New York City after the September 11th terrorist attacks to help with search and rescue efforts and he retired from the State Police in 2017 due to an illness caused by his work at the World Trade Center site. He served his entire 24-year career with the State Police in Troop D, and he was a native of Auburn and lived in Baldwinsville.

    Flag Directive for Friday, June 28, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Friday, June 28, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Friday, June 28, 2019

    Flags lowered to half-staff:  Sunrise, Friday June 28, 2019

    Flags returned to full-staff:  Sunset, Friday, June 28, 2019

     

     

    For Immediate Release: 6/27/2019

    GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

     

    GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF FOR FALLEN SOLDIER

     

     

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today ordered flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff starting tomorrow, June 28, in honor of a Trumansburg, New York Soldier who died as a result of injuries sustained in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan on June 25. He was 24 years old.  



    "On behalf of all New Yorkers I extend our sympathy to the friends, family, and fellow soldiers of Sgt. Johnston,"  Governor Cuomo said. "His death is a reminder of the sacrifices members of the military make to protect the freedoms and the values that this state and this nation were founded upon."

     

    Sgt. James G. Johnston was assigned to the 79th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), a part of the 71st Ordnance Group at Fort Hood, Texas. Sgt. Johnston was one of two Soldiers who died of wounds sustained from small arms fire during combat operations.



    Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags at New York State facilities be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to New York service members who are killed in combat or die in a combat zone.

    Flag Directive for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Effective:   Beginning of Business, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

      Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

     

    Please be advised that Flags should be flown at half-staff on the fifteenth day of May, Peace Officer Memorial Day.

    Flag Directive for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF MARINE CORPS RESERVISTS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN  

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of two Marine Corps Reservists who were killed in Parwan Province, Afghanistan on April 8. Flags will be lowered from today until their interment.



    Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of  Locust Valley, Nassau County, and Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, who was a 15-year member of the FDNY, stationed at Ladder Company 23 in the South Bronx, were killed in an improvised explosive device attack while conducting combat operations along with a third Marine, Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania. 



    All were members of the 25th Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Reserve.  

    "I am deeply saddened by the loss of two members of the family of New York, Cpl. Hendriks and FDNY member Staff Sgt. Slutman, while they were serving our country in Afghanistan,"  Governor Cuomo said. "Their deaths are a tragic reminder of the bravery and sacrifice of our service members, who put their lives in harm's way to protect our values and way of life. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my condolences to their friends and loved ones, and I am directing that flags be lowered in their honor."

    Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all State buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to New York service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

    Flag Directive for Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset,

    GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF DOT MAINTENANCE WORKER MATT HOWE

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed flags to half-staff on all State government buildings in honor of New York Department of Transportation Maintenance Worker Dennis (Matt) Howe of Owego, Tioga County, who died from injuries sustained last Wednesday when a tractor trailer collided with a DOT truck in the work zone March 13 in Tioga County. Flags will be flown at half-staff beginning today, March 19, until interment.

      "I am saddened by the loss of Matt Howe, a dedicated public servant and Department of Transportation employee, who passed away last night due to injuries from when a tractor trailer collided with a DOT truck in the work zone.   

      "Since 2006, Matt served DOT Region 9 and the people of the State of New York honorably. As a maintenance worker, he was a jack of all trades who was always eager to lend a hand to the team.

      "His death is a tragic reminder of the dangers our workers face every day braving the elements and our roadways, all whilelooking out for the safety of one another. There is nothing routine about what our maintenance forces do to keep New York's highways safe, and we have zero tolerance for anyone who flagrantly puts the lives and safety of our workers in jeopardy. This year I called for  stricter protections  for transportation workers to send a clear message that New York stands with our workers.

      "In honor of Matt Howe  and his service to the people of New York, I am directing that flags be flown at half-staff across this great state. On behalf of the entire family of New York, I extend my deepest condolences to his friends, colleagues and the loved ones he leaves behind." 

    Flag Directive for Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Until Internment,



    GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF NYPD DETECTIVE BRIAN SIMONSEN

     Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed flags to half-staff on all State government buildings in memory and honor of New York Police Department Detective Brian Simonsen, who was shot and killed yesterday responding to a robbery in Queens. Detective Simonsen was a resident of Calverton and served with the NYPD for 19 years. Flags will be flown at half-staff from Thursday, February 14 until interment.

     "I am deeply saddened by the shooting of NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen,"  Governor Cuomo said. "This tragedy is a heartbreaking reminder of the risks the brave men and women in law enforcement face every day to keep us safe. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I offer my deepest sympathies to Detective Simonsen's loved ones and fellow members of the NYPD."

    Flag Directive for Saturday, February 9, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Saturday, February 9, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Flags on State buildings currently at half-staff in honor of Navy Chief Petty Officer Kent should return to full-staff on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

    Flag Directive for Friday, January 18, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Friday, January 18, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Until Internment,



    GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF NAVY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER SHANNON KENT

     

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on State government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, who was killed in Syria on Jan. 16. Chief Petty Officer Kent lived in Maryland and grew up in Pine Plains, New York. Flags will be lowered from today until interment. 

    "The family of New York mourns the loss of Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, a courageous sailor who was killed in Syria earlier this week," Governor Cuomo said. "Chief Petty Officer Kent stepped up to serve her country and dedicated herself to a life of service, following in the footsteps of her father Colonel Stephen J. Smith of the State Police. We owe her our eternal gratitude for her selfless dedication and sacrifice. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones."

     

    Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all State buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to New York service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

     

    Flag Directive for Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF PFC JOSHUA MIKEASKY 

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on State government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, a Fort Drum soldier who died in Afghanistan on Dec. 13. 

    Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and was from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 

    "On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky's family and loved ones," Governor Cuomo said. "We are saddened by his loss and join them and his fellow soldiers in honoring his service to our nation." 

    Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all State buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to New York service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone. 

    Flags are currently at half-staff in honor of President George H. W. Bush and will be lowered again on Monday, Dec. 31 in honor of Major James M. Brophy of Dutchess County and other Marines killed in an air collision earlier this month. Flags will be lowered on Wednesday, January 2, following the New Year's Day holiday, in honor of Pfc. Mikeasky.