Fulton’s first responders gathered at City Hall to honor the victims of September 11, 2001 with a moment of silence. Seventeen years later, members of Fulton Fire Department, Fulton Police Department, and Menter Ambulance stood together to ensure they embody the mantra: “may we never forget.”
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The Fulton Police Department held its annual Bike Rodeo to give away free helmets and promote bike safety. Each year, roughly 100 or more children participate in the free event, said Lieutenant Ralph McCann. The event allowed children to complete a bicycle safety obstacle course alongside a Fulton PD Bike Patrol Officer to learn the rules of the road and safe practices while bicycling.
Kayleigh Hotaling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hotaling, was presented with the Officer Robert Parkhurst Memorial Scholarship by the Fulton Police Department. Parkhurst was a Fulton Police Officer who was killed by a drunk driver in 1984. Each year, the department awards $500 to a high school senior who demonstrates the same qualities as Parkhurst.
The Fulton McDonald’s brought together local law enforcement for a public safety appreciation day on Saturday, October 14. Members of the Fulton Fire Department and Fulton Police Department joined B104.7 radio hosts, Ronald McDonald, and Hamburglar to interact with local families. Kids were able to answer fire safety questions with FFD firefighters to receive a bag full of information and items to encourage fire safety practices at home and take a turn sitting in the driver seat of a fire engine. Fulton police officers answered questions, handed out information and treats for kids, and allowed an inside look at patrol cars.
The McDonald’s on South 4th Street in Fulton is celebrating two events with members of the Fulton Fire Department and Fulton Police Department. On Saturday, October 14th from 11a.m.-1p.m., their friends with the Fulton Fire Department & Fulton Police Department will be set up and families will have a chance to get an up close and personal look at a fire engine in the McDonald’s parking lot. On Tuesday, October 17th from 9a.m. to 11a.m., the Fulton McDonald’s will be hosting a “Meet the Chiefs” breakfast where neighbors can meet David Eiffe, the new Fulton Fire Chief and Assistant Chief Shane Laws and learn about their plans for the future.
The city of Fulton and the Fulton Police Benevolent Association representing the Fulton Police Department have reached a mutual agreement for a five-year contract. Negotiations have been ongoing between the two parties since the previous contract expired on December 31, 2014. The current contract will be effective retroactive to the day following the previous contract’s expiration, January 1, 2015. Read the full article for details on the contract agreement.
For more than 15 years the Fulton City Police Department has emphasized bike safety at their annual Bike Rodeo. Like years past, children of any age were welcome to complete the bike obstacle course at the Fulton War Memorial on Saturday (June 4) and enter their ticket in the raffle for a brand new bike as donated by Catholic Charities and Dunkin Donuts.
More than two dozen members of area law enforcement agencies were pounding the pavement in the heat and humidity for more than two hours straight today (May 31) for a good cause. Members of local law enforcement carried the “Flame of Hope” from Oswego Police Department to Fulton Police Department to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York athletes, and the 2016 Special Olympics New York Summer Games, June 10-12, at SUNY Brockport.
A Fulton City Police Officer’s picture has gone viral on social media after he was caught on camera stopping to help a young boy build a snowman.