Keeping Us Safe - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2072736

Keeping Us Safe

I want to congratulate our new Southampton Village Ocean Rescue officers: Chief Alexandra King, 1st Assistant Chief Joshua Belury and 2nd Assistant Chief Vincent McGann. I also would like to note the significance of Chief King’s election as the first woman to be elected to chief of Ocean Rescue.

I would additionally like to thank outgoing Chief Mike Lieberman and former Chief Nick Palumbo, as well as all other officers and members, for their service to our village. The success of SVOR is thanks to all their hard work.

A few years ago, there was a tragic drowning at Coopers Beach. Since, Ocean Rescue has been serving our residents, and there have fortunately been no such further incidents. This is thanks to their professionalism, training and skill. They keep our beaches safe so that we can enjoy the natural beauty that our village has to offer.

Thank you again to Ocean Rescue for all you do to keep us safe.

I also wanted to thank State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, as well as SVOR leadership and membership, for their partnership and work with the village in order to be recognized via New York State law as an official emergency services organization. Just this past year, this bill was signed into law by the governor.

Jesse Warren


Southampton Village