A local law enforcement leader has issued a statement regarding former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s last-minute commutation of David Gilbert, a man convicted in a fatal 1981 armored truck robbery that resulted in the deaths of Nyack Police Sergeant Edward J, O’Grady, Police Officer Waverly Brown, and Brink’s Guard Peter Paige.

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Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond released a statement saying the former governor's decision to allow a man convicted of three murders is one last example of his disrespect for police officers. who gave their lives protecting the communities as well as the families they left behind.


Sheriff DuMond said These men left behind nine children, who had to grow up without their fathers to share life’s milestones and their many achievements. David Gilbert clearly deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison.


The release also states that Since 2017, Cuomo’s appointed parole board has released fifteen cop killers from prison into our communities.  These actions, coupled with his pro-criminal bail reform legislation, has and will continue to create countless victims of crime for years to come in New York State.


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