After a Homer police officer was honored yesterday (December 4) by the Red Cross for his heroism responding to a fire in early April, the department’s chief is now being recognized by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services for his work helping vulnerable adults.
Chief Bob Pitman was one of seven honorees statewide who received a Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Law Enforcement Protection of Vulnerable Adults.
He was nomination for the award by the Cortland County Department of Social Services Adult Protective Unit.
“Chief Pitman has been a strong advocate for the prevention of elder abuse in Cortland County during his time as the Homer Chief of Police,” reads their official nomination letter. “He has participated in various elder abuse trainings and has taken the lead in bringing these valuable trainings to Cortland County. Chief Pitman shows great professionalism, knowledge, and empathy for the victims of elder abuse in our community.”
Pitman will be presented with his award on Wednesday (December 11), an official recognition event will be held at the Law Enforcement AATI Preintensive at the Albany Hilton on October 29, 2020.