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Caz: Officer to be honored

Officer to be honored

Commander Larry Goodsight has announced that Senior Patrol Officer Timothy J. Parisou of the Cazenovia Police Department has been selected as the Cazenovia American Legion Post 88's Law and Order candidate for Police Officer of the Year 2008. Officer Parisou's credentials along with those of other candidates from American Legion Posts within Madison County will be evaluated and if selected, his resume will be sent from the county to New York State for possible consideration by the national office of the American Legion in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Officer Parisou began his service with the Cazenovia Police Department in 1987. In 2008, he completed 20 years of duties as a police officer, all with meritorious service. In the year 2003, he received the Police Chief's award as Cazenovia Police Officer of the Year for his service to law enforcement and as a volunteer fire fighter with the Cazenovia Hook and Ladder Co. Officer Parisou was also instrumental in developing, updating and producing manuals of policies and procedures for the police department as part of the overall training program for his fellow officers.

The requirements of his police office position required Officer Parisou to participate in schooling in municipal police training, fire training, drug enforcement and terrorism.

"These achievements demonstrate Tim's reliability, intelligence and work ethic as a team player who is dedicated to his job," said Chief David Amico.

Also in 2008, Officer Parisou will complete 25 years of service to the Cazenovia Hook and Ladder Co. During this time he has served as fire fighter, lieutenant, captain and chief of the department. In 1983, he was awarded the recognition as Fire Fighter of the Year by then Chief John Haley.

A dinner honoring Officer Parisou and other American Legion Posts' candidates has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday March 16 at the American Legion in Munnsville. Each candidate will be presented to the attendees and will receive a certificate of recognition from the American Legion.

"We are very fortunate to have Officer Parisou in the Cazenovia Police and Fire Departments and in our community," said Commander Goodsight. "We are grateful for his brave service and his loyalty to our residents."

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