The following article appeared in the Photo News.
MONROE LODGE HONORS OFFICERS FOR LIFE-SAVING ATTEMPTS
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."