A Statement from Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C - Batavia)
Today, in a private ceremony among family and friends Assemblyman Steve Hawley awarded two Albion Police Officers with the New York State Medal for Merit for their outstanding service in the United States Military.
Staff Sergeant/ E5 Tim Boyer served in the United States Air Force from February 21, 1984 to January 3, 1990, working as an Aerospace Propulsion Technician for jet engines. SSGT Boyer received numerous awards throughout his tenure of service including the Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon, the Air Force training ribbon, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Assemblyman Steve Hawley presented SSGT Boyer with the New York State Medal for Merit among his friends and family.
Sergeant/ E4 Bill Scribner served in the United States Air Force from July 7, 1989 to September 1, 1994, in the 31st Security Police Squadron. SGT Scribner served overseas in support of Operation Desert Shield/ Storm four out of the five years of his active service. SGT Scribner was the recipient of numerous awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Overseas Short Tour Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, Longevity Service Award Ribbon, the NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon, the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Force Training Ribbon. Assemblyman Steve Hawley presented SGT Scribner with the New York State Medal for Merit.
The Medal for Merit may be awarded to any current New York State citizen or person who was a New York State citizen while serving on federal active duty, whose entire service was honorable and who were recipients of a valor, achievement, commendation or meritorious service decoration. The Medal for Merit is also awarded for service in direct support of combat operations while serving in the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.
Hawley will continue to honor local veterans with the three New York State prestigious honors, including the Conspicuous Service Star, Medal for Merit and the state’s highest military honor, the Conspicuous Service Cross.
"The men and women who have served our nation should be commemorated for their selfless dedication in protecting our American values," said Hawley. "I hope that people in our community will take a moment to nominate a special veteran for these distinguished honors and awards."
For more information on these awards or to nominate a deserving veteran, please contact Assemblyman Hawley’s district office at (585) 589-5780 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.