Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney (R,C,I-New Hartford) was joined by Senator Joseph Griffo (R,C,I- 47th District) in sponsoring and passing a bill honoring the bravery and distinguished service of Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt Wyman, who was shot and killed in the line of duty.
“On June 7, 2011, Deputy Kurt Wyman made the ultimate sacrifice defending and protecting our community. The tragic shooting of Deputy Wyman was the first-ever loss to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department. His diligence regarding public safety, his family and his position as a peace officer will forever be memorialized by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department, which is retiring his badge and car number and, today, renaming a portion of Route 12B in his honor,” said Tenney.
Deputy Wyman protected this nation and his community from the time he was 18 years old as a United States Marine – including a 2009 tour of duty in Iraq – and as a four-year veteran of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department.
“I am proud to have the opportunity to honor this local hero today. Deputy Wyman’s compassion and heroism live on through his wife and two children. May this memorial highway stand as a reminder to his family and community of the dedication, duty and honor shown by Deputy Wyman,” said Tenney.