Surprise Gift Bags Appear for Deputies During National Police Week

Captain Norm Zeh, Deputy Brian Schirmer, Investigator Gene Chichester and Deputy Mike Didas in DC. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Deputy Sheriffs reporting for duty to their briefing room found surprise gift bags courtesy of loving community members.

The bags contained small presents for each Deputy and dog treats for the Road Patrol K9’s.

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“A big thank you to Tara Schneider and her girls, Brooke and Taylor, for dropping off gifts of support to the Road Patrol Deputies/Sergeants, the Criminal Investigators and the Command Staff members for National Police Week,” posted the Sheriff’s Office. “We appreciate the support!!!”

A press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty officially announced National Police Week in Livingston County.


In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

President Kennedy’s proclamation reads ‘Whereas, from the beginning of this Nation, law enforcement officers have played an important role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms which are guaranteed by the Constitution and in protecting the lives and property of our citizens; and Whereas, through constant application of new procedures and techniques, such officers are becoming more efficient in their enforcement of our laws; and Whereas it is important that our people know and understand the problems, duties, and responsibilities of their police departments and the necessity for cooperating with them in maintaining law and order; and Whereas it is fitting and proper that we express our gratitude for the dedicated service and courageous deeds of law enforcement officers and for the contributions they have made to the security and well-being of all our people.’

Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Among them are members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office including Captain Norm Zeh who leads the Road Patrol Division, Sheriff’s Investigator Gene Chichester of the Criminal Investigations Division, Deputy Mike Didas of the Community Policing Unit and Deputy Brian Schirmer of the Road Patrol Division.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is a full service law enforcement agency that has been proudly serving Livingston County residents since 1821. The work of a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Police Services Bureau ranges from traffic stops to complex investigations. The Deputies keep Livingston County residents safe and Sheriff’s patrols operate 24/7/365. As the primary law enforcement agency in Livingston County, Deputy Sheriffs handle the large majority of all police calls in the county. Sheriff’s Office members are required to live in the county and are therefore directly invested in making the county as safe as possible.

“I ask that you join me in thanking the men and women of the Police Services Bureau of your Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Dougherty.

Members of the Livingston County Sheriffs Office, Rochester Police Department, NYS Police, Monroe County Probation, U of R Security, Greece Police Department, and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in Washington DC. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)

The gift bags in the briefing room. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)