FULTON, NY – On December 30, Investigator Michael Batstone retired after 20 years of service with the city of Fulton Police Department.
Batstone began his career in April 1994 when he attended the Syracuse Police Academy.
During his career, Batstone had several special assignments including a post with the Oswego County Drug Task Force beginning in 2001.
In 2005, Batstone was promoted to the rank of Investigator where he worked on many of the city’s major high-profile cases.
In 1998 Batstone was named the city of Fulton’s Police Officer of the Year for his exemplary police work.
Also in 1998, Batstone was awarded the Gallantry Star for the arrest of a shooting suspect.
In 2008, he was awarded the Negotiator Cross for resolving a hostage situation peacefully and the Unit Citation award in 2009 for his role in the homicide investigation of a 15 month old child.
In 2013, Batstone’s work was instrumental in closing out the Carolee Ashby hit and run accident case, which had been an open death investigation since Halloween 1968.
He resides in Fulton with his wife and three children.