Brother and Sister Officers,
Congratulations to all the members of the Fraternal Order of Court Officers Stair Climb Team for completing the 110 story climb at the National Stair Climb event at Belmont Park. Our team members came from near and far to honor their brothers, Sgt. Mitch Wallace, Sgt. Tommy Jurgens , Capt. Harry Thompson and all the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11/2001and afterwards.
It was a perfect day for the climb and each of our team members wore a F.O.C.O. memorial tee shirt and a card honoring Tommy, Mitch or Harry. As far as I could see, the F.O.C.O. team was the only non Fire Department team at the event. We were warmly welcomed by all the organizers of the stair climb. I am very proud of all of our team members who took time out of their busy weekends to remember those who gave their lives so that others could live. It is our obligation to keep the memories of our brothers alive so that future generations of Court Officers and members of other agencies will know of their valor.
Congratulations to the following F.O.C.O. Stair Climb Team Members
C.O. Ricky Arroyo (Team Capt.) Bronx Supreme
Capt. Robin Gutowski Manhattan Civil
Sgt. Laura Golub White Plains Supreme
C.O. John Riga Nassau Family
C.O. Brendan McDonnell Putnam County Court
C.O. Devon Bautista Yonkers City Court
C.O. Nicole Fioretto Richmond Civil Supreme
C.O. Anita Gadsen Bronx Criminal Supreme
C.O. Keith Crevatas Bronx Criminal
C.O. Michelle Jones Nassau District
C.O. Amanda Pannenbacker Bronx Family
C.O. Eric Robinson Nassau District
C.O. John Baxter Nassau District (retired)
C.O. Janet Walsh Nassau Family – F.O.C.O. 1st V.P.
Support Team Members
S.C.O. Tom Quinn Queens Criminal Supreme – F.O.C.O. 2nd V.P.
Sgt. Frank Barry Nassau County Ct. (retired) – F.O.C.O. Chaplain
C.O. Christina Gordon Queens Family – F.O.C.O. Membership Committee
Sgt. Joe Cannella Nassau District (retired) – F.O.C.O. President
Special thanks to Major Ron Young (retired) who informed us about this event.