Past President Michael 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.
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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