President Mike Quinn - Riding for more than 40 years, Mike currently rides a 2011 HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic SE. Joining the Blue Knights in 2003, Mike and his wife Sue have been introduced to Knights from the Southwest and Northeast conferences, finding friends all over. He was and still is NY IV's first Chaplin. Mike started part time with the Attica PD in 1980. He was then hired in 1984 by the Wyoming Co. S.O. as Deputy Sheriff wearing many hats including Emergency Response Team (SWAT) Fire Inv., Crash Management and Crime Scene investigator. He was the county's first DWI Patrol Director from 1990-2005. In 1992 he was promoted to shift supervisor (Sgt). Awards include-Deputy of the Year (twice), Medal of Valor, Medal of Merit, Life Saving Medal and Regional MADD DWI Enforcement. Mike retired from the SO in 2005 to take a LT's position at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility. In 2005 he went back part time to Attica PD and was the first Attica Court Security. In addition to law enforcement, he was a volunteer firefighter for 39 years, holding the ranks of Rescue Capt. and First Asst. Chief for four years with the Horseheads FD, and 35 years with the Attica FD. Mike can be reached at (585) 993-7584, or by email at [email protected]. Vice-President Don Lucas - After 33 years in law enforcement , Don retired as a Lieutenant from the Rochester Police Department (RPD) in September 2011. During his career with the RPD, Don was assigned to a variety of operational and administrative positions, which included Uniform Patrol, Narcotics Unit, SWAT team, Professional Development, Mounted Unit, Crime Stoppers, Professional Standards, Critical Incident Investigations, Aide to the Commander of Patrol Division, Aide to the Deputy Chiefs of Operations and Administration, Commanding Office of Research and Evaluation and Administrative Aide to the Chief of Police. In 1987 Don married Dawn, who also enjoys riding their 2016 Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra. They have three children and live in Geneseo. Don may be emailed at [email protected].
Past President Sean Noonan - Sean served 23 years with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. His assignments included uniform patrol, CID Headquarters and "C" Zone. He also was a member of MCSO's Hostage Negotiation Team. He retired in 1986 as a patrol sergeant. Sean joined NY IV in 2006 and currently rides a Harley-Davidson Road King Classic Trike. He has attended six Tri-State Conferences. He volunteers for the Shrine Children's Hospitals as a Hospital Transportation Coordinator, arranging rides for children in central and western New York who require medical care.
Director Arnie Bennigsohn - Arnie lives in Churchville, NY, and has been a Blue Knight since 2008. He retired from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in 2014 and now works as a Court Security Officer for the federal court system. During his 32 years with MCSO, Arnie served in many assignments, including Road Patrol, K-9, Scuba Unit, Marine Patrol and Motor Officer.
Director Efrain Gonzalez - Efrain has been married to his spouse, Robin, since 1979, and they have two children, Melissa and Matthew, who have blessed them with six grandchildren. He was hired by the RPD on December 30, 1982, and retired in good standing as a sergeant on January 24, 2011. Prior to that, he was employed as a Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy, working the road from 1/3/81 to 12/30/82, bringing his total years of police to 30. Currently, he rides a 2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic.
Director Dave Goldman
ADDITIONAL CHAPTER APPOINTMENTS:
Chaplain: Mike Quinn
Safety Officer: Open
Quartermaster: Bruce Lockhart
Chapter Photographers: Rich Koehn
Good & Welfare Committee: Rich Koehn
Sergeant-at-Arms: Terry Wihlen
50/50 Sales: Efrain Gonzalez
While these are just a few of the dedicated members that make up NY IV, and so much good can be said about each and every Chapter member, time and space do not allow for the posting of a bio or photo for each member.
Suffice it to say NY IV has the best and most active members any organization could ask for.
We thank them all for making us who we are.
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Treasurer Paul Friday - Paul retired from the Rochester Police Department as an Investigator in April 2018, after more than 30 years of service. During his career, Paul served in a variety of assignments, including Uniformed Patrol, Mobile Field Force, Professional Development Section, License and Warrants Unit, Crime Analysis Unit, Background Unit, Field Investigations Section, and Special Operations Section - Tactical Unit - Auto Theft Task Force. During his 13-year tenure with the Auto Theft Task Force, Paul was cross-designated with the New York State Police and assigned to their Special Investigations Unit in Rochester. In 1994, Paul met his wife, Fran, who also worked for the RPD as a civilian in the Chief's office. Fran retired in 2011, after serving more than 32 years. They were married in 2004. Paul's current motorcycle is a 2013 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic. Paul and Fran live in Greece, NY. Paul may be contacted by email at [email protected]. Secretary Jon Lupo - Jon retired as a BCI Captain from the New York State Police in July 2019, after 32+ years of service. During his career, his assignments included patrol, field supervision, Academy instructor, dignitary protection, emergency management, professional standards, and special projects. He developed nationally recognized traffic safety programs for the State Police in field sobriety testing and occupant protection, and represented his agency as an instructor, liaison, and team member to more than 100 police and civilian agencies in 20-plus states. Originally from Mechanicville, NY, Jon has ridden motorcycles of all types for more than 45 years. He now lives in the Rochester area, and puts as many miles on his 2014 H-D Street Glide Special as time and the weather will allow. Jon may be contacted by email at [email protected].
In an effort to give you a better look into NY IV,
below are short bios for the Chapter Officers elected to office
effective January 1, 2021. Updates to this section are pending.