the following article appeared in the Photo News on April 17th, 1998.
by Peggy Gavan


MONROE - The Fraternal Order of Police, Jason Conklin Lodge of Monroe recently honored five City of Newburgh police officers for making a felony drug and weapons arrest in February.  Honorees included Officers Darren Terry, Robert Harris, David Hasbrouck, Pedro Elias, and Lt. Royal Remington.

Terry said he and patrolman Hasbrouck responded to an early morning domestic fight in a third floor apartment during the early morning hours of Feb. 3.  As they were quietly walking up the dark stairwell, they heard what sounded like a gun being chambered.  After convincing two subjects to come out of the house, they observed several drug related items, and obtained a search warrant.

According to Lt. Royal Remington, the officers and canine Quu uncovered $14,826 in currency, 22 pounds of marijuana, an SKS assault rifle, machine pistol, shotgun, and a 9mm handgun. "I give credit to all the officers," Remington said, noting they used "textbook" tactics to make the successful arrests.