Wallkill, New York
- Each year the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association chooses a police officer to receive the title of NYSRPA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
This year, it was Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff, pictured at right accepting the award. A retired state trooper from Liberty, New York, Schiff was elected Sheriff in 2005.
Tom King presented Schiff with the award a few moments ago during the NYSRPA Annual Members Meeting, and King seemed surprised that Schiff didn't know he had been chosen. "You really didn't know?" he asked Schiff as he handed him the plaque.
"Holy cow!" the surprised Schiff responded. "New York is a big state! I would have been happy with Sullivan County."
Schiff thanked the audience and said he is proud to work for the people of New York.