A fallen parole officer from Pulaski will be honored today in Albany.
Jeffrey Woolson’s name will be added to the state Parole Officers Memorial in Albany, in a morning ceremony at Empire State Plaza that will feature a gathering of parole and probation officers from around the state. Gov. David Paterson will speak at the ceremony.
Woolson died in March in a car accident that happened while he was on the job. He lost control of his car on Route 11 in West Monroe, ran off the road and hit a tree.
He was 41 years old.
“Officer Woolson performed his duties with dedication and honor. His death serves as a reminder of the dangers Parole Officers face every day in their work,” interim chairman of the New York State Division of Parole, Henry Lemons said at the time.
Woolson joined the state parole division in Septemberm 2006 after a time with the Oswego County Probation Department.
Below is what will be said about Woolson as his name is added to the Memorial:
“Jeffrey Woolson joined the DivisionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Rochester office in 2006 as a parole officer after serving the Oswego County Probation Office for fourteen years.
While traveling to an assignment on County Route 11 in the Town of Monroe Officer Woolson lost control of his vehicle on the icy road. The vehicle left the road and struck a tree, fatally injuring him.
Officer Woolson was known as an ultimate professional. For parolees that wanted to steer their lives along a positive track, he was the parole officer you wanted. If you were a parolee who thought about absconding, Officer Woolson was not the person you wanted as your parole officer because he would make sure you returned to supervision quickly.