On behalf of Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty, Monroe County Sheriff Todd K. Baxter and Executive Director Christopher O’Brien of the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute which operates the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp, we thank all the supporters, sponsors and attendees of the first ever SHERIFFS’ SHOWDOWN.
The event raised $11,012.69 and all proceeds will go directly to the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp on Keuka Lake. The camp hosts over 900 children from throughout New York State for a week long camp experience. The campers are chosen by the individual county Sheriffs and are kids that come from fiscally challenged homes or kids in need of mentoring. Deputy Sheriffs serve as counselors at the camp and engage in many different activities throughout the week.
A very special thank you to the event organizers who worked tirelessly organizing this event: Mary Baxter, wife of Sheriff Todd Baxter and Chairwoman of the event; Deputy John Morgan, Commander of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Unit; Stephanie Little, confidential administrative assistant to Sheriff Dougherty.
The event was sponsored or made possible by the following: BI2 Technologies, Livonia Rotary, AP Enterprises Hemlock Fair Committee, Equine Collaborative, Minnehans, Delaware County Correctional Officers Union, Wegmans, Delaware County Deputy Sheriffs, PBA Tops, Monroe County Sheriff’s Foundation, Keefe, Monroe County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, Livingston County Sheriff’s SWAT, Livingston County Coalition of Patrol Services, Rochester Police Mounted Patrol, The Hemlock Little World’s Fair, Geneseo Fire Department, Livingston County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol, American Custom Engraving, Monroe County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol, Livingston County Sheriff’s K9 Unit, Livingston County Sheriff’s Command Staff, Erie County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol, Bob Scott Productions, Livonia EMS, Hank Kula - KulaImagery.com
The following people who made this event a great success: Rebecca LeClair, “The Mayor” Pete Kennedy, Jeremy Newman from WBEE, Livingston County Deputy Andrew Chanler, Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood, Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce, RPD Mounted Officer Joanne Woodworth, Livingston County Deputy Becky Kane, Livingston County Deputy Pat Lynch, Livingston County Deputy Gary Cicoria, Shea Slade, Livingston County Deputy Stephanie Logsdon, Mark Shero, Jane Burnette, Steve Nichols, Josh Nichols, Jim Wingate, Sheila Greer-Fitzsimmons, Faye Schnieder, Dave Coty, Scott Gillette, Mary Chanler, Marion Thorne, Laurie Kingsley-Henry, Steve Gerould, Pete Lead, Beth Shaw, Darcy Lynch
SHOWDOWN JUDGE: John Walsh, formerly of America’s Most Wanted and now with “In Pursuit with John Walsh.”
Lastly but certainly not least, we are very thankful for the participating Sheriffs, many of whom took lessons to learn to ride for this event and some who traveled great lengths to be with us.
Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Jefferson County Sheriff Colleen O’Neill, Lewis County Sheriff Michael Carpinelli, Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter, Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson, Steuben County Sheriff James Allard, Wyoming County Sheriff Greg Rudolph.
If you wish to donate, it is not too late. You can donate at www.gofundme.com and search sheriffs’ showdown!
We will see you all again at the Sheriffs’ Showdown 2020 with a date and place to be named in the near future!
With great appreciation,
Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty
Sheriff Todd K. Baxter
Christopher G. O’Brien, Executive Director