Goshen, NY (October 11th) -- The longest-serving elected Sheriff in Orange County history, Carl DuBois, today announced his enthusiastic endorsement of fellow law enforcement leader Jimmy O’Donnell for Congress.
“I’ve known Jimmy O’Donnell for more than 40 years, proudly serving alongside him in law enforcement and government, and I can say wholeheartedly that there is no one better to represent us in Washington,” said Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois. “He is one of the state’s foremost leaders on public safety and security, and we need his no-nonsense approach to law and order in Congress. The contrast in this election couldn’t be clearer, and I’m urging everyone to join me in supporting my brother in blue, Jimmy O’Donnell, to be our next Congressman.”
“There’s a reason why Sheriff DuBois is Orange County’s longest-serving elected sheriff, and that’s because he’s a man of integrity who puts public service above all else,” said Jimmy O’Donnell. “The people of Orange County know him and trust him, and having his support is a tremendous boost to my campaign. I’m honored to have worked alongside him, and to call him a friend.”
Mr. O’Donnell began his distinguished career in law enforcement as a New York State Trooper, advancing through the ranks to serve as Captain in charge of the statewide Violent Felony Warrant Squad, then as Major leading all State Police operations in New York City. He served as Troop Commander of Troop F in Middletown and was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in charge of all Uniform Trooper patrol operations. In 1999, he was appointed Chief of Police of the MTA.
Mr. O’Donnell made many lasting contributions to public safety throughout his career, including the successful evacuation of commuters on September 11th, 2001, the implementation of counter-terrorism operations, including the “See Something, Say Something” campaign, establishment of the Troop F DARE program, and the “Trooper on Patrol” program, among many others.