Cuomo Signs Ashby Bill To Honor Deceased Police Chief

A legislative statement from Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton)

Assemblyman Jake Ashby’s (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) bill to honor George Bell, the late police chief of Cambridge and Greenwich, has been officially signed into law by Gov. Cuomo. Bell, 64, worked in local law enforcement for nearly 40 years, the last 20 of which he spent overseeing the police department in the villages of Cambridge and Greenwich. Ashby’s legislation (A.11001) designates a portion of State Highway 22 in Cambridge to be renamed ‘Chief George Bell Memorial Highway.’

“Chief Bell’s passing was a tremendous loss that was profoundly felt throughout our community,” said Ashby. “I am thankful to Gov. Cuomo for signing this legislation and joining me in honoring a great man and local hero. Chief George Bell Memorial Highway will serve as a constant reminder of the tireless dedication and service Chief Bell provide to the communities of Cambridge and Greenwich.”