Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) and Sen. James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref-Oneonta) hosted the Schoharie First Responder Recognition Ceremony to show their solidarity and support for the various organizations and individuals that answered the call at the scene of the Schoharie limo tragedy. Tague and Seward joined with the Apple Barrel Country Store, Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office, State Police Troop G, Schoharie County Coroner, Schoharie Fire Department, Scho-Wright Ambulance Service, Central Bridge Fire Department, Esperance Fire Department, MEVAC, Richmondville Volunteer Emergency Squad, Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps, NYS Department of Health and the Schoharie County Office of Emergency Services to offer praise and support for first responders for their heroism and selflessness.
“Hosting this event for our local heroes in our first responder units is both a humbling and inspiring experience,” Tague said. “These brave souls jumped into the line of duty without a second thought when their community needed them, I thank you, Sen. Seward thanks you and all of New York thanks you. Your duty and perseverance in the face of an unthinkable situation does credit to you, your families and your community. We will always remember you and what you do for us. Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Sen. James L. Seward said, “The Schoharie County first responders who were called to the scene of the October 6 limousine accident were confronted with a horrific tragedy but acted with great professionalism and compassion – as they always do. Along with the lives lost, this tragedy has taken a toll on our community and the men and women who rushed to the aid of the victims also sacrificed a great deal. It is my honor to join Assemblyman Tague in recognizing our emergency service providers and to offer our sincerest gratitude and admiration for the job they performed on that fateful fall afternoon and every time they don their uniforms.”