Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises of the first ever “OPERATION LIGHT IT UP” in Livingston County with the mission of brightening the day of our seniors in nursing facilities and NOYES hospital in Dansville.
On December 9th, 2020 the Sheriff’s Office initiated the planning of the operation and invited all our public safety partners in policing, fire and EMS to join with us. On December 17th, the mission became operational starting at the Sheriff’s Office at 5pm and traveling throughout the county, ending in Dansville at 8pm. Stops were made at the Avon Nursing Home in Avon, the Alpine Manor Nursing Home in Lima, the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia, the Morgan View Estates in Geneseo, the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mount Morris, and NOYES Memorial Hospital in Dansville.
Along the parade route we spread Christmas cheer with many folks coming out to the streets to greet us as we displayed our safety lights, sirens, air horns, Christmas music and even Santa.
We thank all the staff of the facilities with helping us with logistical planning at each venue and doing their best within COVID guidelines to provide a viewing window. We thank all the following agencies for partnering with us and making for an awesome success with many smiles along the way! It was a night of great camaraderie. Avon Police Department, Caledonia Police Department, Dansville Police Department, Geneseo Police Department, Mount Morris Police Department, Nunda Police Department, Geneseo University Police Department, New York State Park Police, New York State Police, Livingston County Office of Emergency Management, Avon Fire Department, Caledonia Fire Department, Conesus Fire Department, Cuylerville Fire and EMS, Dansville Fire Department, East Avon Fire Department, Geneseo Fire Department, Lakeville Fire Department, Lima Fire Department, Livonia Fire Department, Nunda Fire Department, Sparta Fire Department, West Sparta Fire Department, York Fire Department, Livingston County EMS, Dansville EMS, Lima EMS and Livonia EMS.