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SUFFERN, NY – Town of Ramapo Police Department Chief Brad Weidel retired today after a 40 year distinguished career in law enforcement.

Chief Weidel is a lifelong Rockland County resident and began his career in December of 1980 with the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office. He was hired by the Town of Ramapo Police Department in September 1981. In June 1987 he was promoted to Sergeant. In January 2003 he was promoted to Lieutenant. In February 2004 he was assigned as Detective Lieutenant in the Investigations Division. In October 2010 he was promoted to Captain. In February 2016 he was promoted to Chief of Police.

Members of the Town of Ramapo Police Department were joined by a large outpouring of support from colleagues from various Rockland Police (including Chiefs from Clarkstown, Suffern, South Nyack, and the Rockland County Sheriff), NYS police, and Orange County Sheriff’s Dubois for one last walkout of the department for Chief Weidel.

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Ramapo Police Officer Rescue of Raccoon With Head Stuck In Can Goes Viral

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POMONA, NY – On Sunday, July 25 Ramapo PO Byrnes got sent to a residence in Pomona, where the homeowner reported having a raccoon with a can stuck on its head in the yard.

Thanks to PO Byrnes’ persistence and love of animals he was able to remove the can! The video has gone viral with over 60k views on Facebook.

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Orangeburg Fire Dept. Motor-Fest

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ORANGEBURG, NY – The Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Department held a MOTOR-FEST on Saturday, July 24 at Tappan Zee High School.

Over a hundred residents attended the event which featured antique fire trucks, new and historical cars, and motorcycles.

We interviewed Assistant Chief of the Orangeburg Fire Department Kenny Gordon about the event and Orangetown Supervisor Teresa Kenny and Assemblyman Mike Lawler who were judges.

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