The following article appeared in the Photo News.

by Peggy Gavan

The Fraternal Order of Police, Jason D. Conklin Memorial Lodge in Monroe, honored Village of Chester Police Officer Brian kenny and Trooper William Collins of the Troop F Monroe barracks, for their valiant attempts to save a woman's life this past February.

According to Chris Stewart, executive vice president of the lodge, Kenny was off-duty when he came upon a vehicle in a ditch on Rte. 17 in Goshen.  The vehicle was submerged in about three feet of water, but Kenny could see that there was a woman still trapped in the car.

At about the same time, Collins came upon the scene adn saw Kenny trying to get into the car.  Unable to open the doors, the two officers tried to push the car through the mud and water and get it on its side.  The officers were eventually able to get into the car, but tragically, the woman died.  Her husband and two children survived the accident.

"They did everything humanly possible to try to save this woman," Stewart said.  "These officers are role models in the community.  They make us proud to be law enforcement officers."