Captain Christopher J. Garrow Memorial Bridge Bill Passes State Legislature

A bill to name the Carpenter’s Flats Bridge across the Ausable River in the Towns of Ausable and Peru in honor of Captain Christopher J. Garrow passed the state legislature yesterday. Captain Garrow was a 23-year veteran of the New York State Police who died last year from illnesses stemmed from his service at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) and sponsored by Senator Dan Stec (R-Queensbury) in the Senate.

“I am proud to have worked with the state police, the Town of Ausable, the Town of Peru and Clinton County to introduce this bill to honor Captain Garrow for serving our communities and helping to keep us all safe,” said Assemblyman Billy Jones. “Captain Garrow gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and memorializing him this way for his family and loved ones is a small way for the North Country community to show our appreciation for his decades of service.”

“When our nation needed him most after the September 11 terrorist attacks, Captain Christopher Garrow put his health and life on the line. We owe him a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. Renaming the Carpenter’s Flats Bridge in his hometown is a way to honor him and his family, and ensure his service and sacrifice are never forgotten,” said Senator Dan Stec.

“Trooper Garrow was a highly respected individual who represented the New York State Police with distinction and honor,” said Tim Bresett, Supervisor for the Town of Ausable. “The renaming of the Carpenter’s Flats Bridge to Captain Christopher J. Garrow Memorial Bridge is a very fitting tribute to his 22+ years of service protecting and serving the community and the people of New York.”

Captain Garrow graduated from Peru High School and joined the United States Marine Corps where he earned the rank of Sergeant and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He became a member of the State Police in 2000 and finished his career at the Troop B Zone Headquarters in Lewis. He is survived by his loving wife and his two daughters.