Kolb Calls For Reinstatement Of Death Penalty For Police Killers

Assemblyman says capital punishment provides justice for slain law officers and their families
March 29, 2006

Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) today joined his Assembly minority colleagues in calling for the death penalty for criminals guilty of murdering police officers or employees of the state Department of Correctional Services.

“I strongly believe in the death penalty for those who would murder a peace officer,” said Assemblyman Kolb. “Our law enforcement personnel knowingly put their lives on the line every day so our communities are safer places to live.

“It is time for us to get tough on crime and to enact a policy that would not only help deter cop killers but also give justice to families who lose loved ones in the line of duty.”

The Assembly minority attempted to reinstate the death penalty for criminals guilty of killing police officers near the end of today’s Assembly session, but the Assembly majority blocked the effort.