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OFFICER MICHAEL JENSEN - LT MICHAEL HOOSOCK

 

spdpatchocsdminiFrom President Michael Marcely:

As I'm sure you're all aware, a Syracuse Police Officer and an Onondaga County Sheriff Lt. were killed in the line of duty recently. For those out-of- towners the main details are as follows.

 

On Sunday night, about 1930 hrs. SPD PO Mike Jensen (no relation to Ralph Jensen, Retired SPD) and his partner tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle on Tipp Hill. The car sped away and was lost on Hiawatha Blvd., but not before the plate number was obtained. Data came back to an address in Liverpool/Salina. At about 2030 hrs, Sheriff Lt. Mike Hoosock located the vehicle at the residence. Officers, including PO Jensen, responded. Lt Hoosock took up an observation post at the rear of the house and was ambushed by suspect, who then went to the front of the house and fired at officers there. Both Lt. Hoosock and PO Jensen were fatally wounded, as was the suspect.

 

Funeral arrangements for PO Mike Jensen: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday April 20, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 210 E. Dominick Street in Rome, with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Rd. Rome, on Friday April 19, 2024 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements for Lt. Mike Hoosock: Monday, 22 APR 1100 at the Exposition Center, NYS Fairgrounds. There will be no calling hours.

 

The City of Syracuse and the Syracuse PBA have arranged for several buses for transportation to funeral services for PO Mike Jensen in Rome, NY and we have been invited us to ride with them. Pick up will be at NBT Bank (used to be MacArthur) stadium on Saturday. Buses will be arriving about 0800 and leave the stadium at 0830. Rome PD will provide an escort in Rome. I know some members prefer to self-transport, but PBA expects traffic and parking to be at a premium. PBA does ask for a head count in case they need more buses, so let me know. If you've already told me that you will be riding with us, there is no need to tell me again.

 

I also want to thank and acknowledge Exec. VP Jim Glavin and Kid Corbett. They went to the SPD Memorial on E. Genesee St and made sure it was cleaned up. They replaced the flags, put up new wreaths and Jim made arrangements for PO Jensen's name to be added to the monument in time for next month's police week. Jim was on the original monument committee and has been doing a stellar job ever since.

 

MARCH 2024 MEETING

 

Correspondence:

 

Old Business

 

New Business:

NEXT RETIREES MEETING: 24 April 2024 1900 hrs. @Valley Legion

 

NOTE FROM PRESIDENT MARCELY

Brothers & Sisters

It was the consensus of the members that we add a June meeting this year. Depending on the turnout, it may become a permanent addition. This will also be our end-of-the-year banquet.

Consequently, we will be drawing two $500 scholarships for children and/or grandchildren of our members at that meeting instead of May. Please let me know the students name, address (where the check will be sent in July), phone #, school attending and name/relationship to member. This must be for post high school education (college or trade school).

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Also, a huge thanks to all, especially Roger Baker, the Executive Board and Board of Directors for the tribute that they paid to me at the March meeting. For those who weren't able to attend, I was presented with a thank you card and a gift certificate to Dinosaur Barbecue, thanking me for the work that I do for the association.

At the risk of sounding trite, I have always made this about the members of the association, and I am proud to do so.

Of course, I now have to take my wife out for dinner, so there is a downside.

Thank you all once again.

Mike Marcely

 

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