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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Passing of Deputy Kevin Haverly

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement about the passing of Kevin M. Haverly, a sheriff’s deputy in Greene County, New York, and member of AFSCME Council 82:

“The AFSCME family is mourning the loss of Brother Kevin Haverly, who died in the line of duty from injuries sustained in a car accident during his overnight shift on February 28.

“Deputy Haverly exemplified the courage and sacrifice that is the hallmark of all law enforcement professionals. Despite the risks, women and men like Deputy Haverly don’t hesitate to put the safety of their neighbors ahead of their own. They put their lives on the line, so that others can stay out of harm’s way. Because of their character and commitment — because they never quit — our communities thrive.

“AFSCME, representing nearly 100,000 public safety officers nationwide, fights for those officers to have the tools and resources they need to do difficult jobs. That includes not just salary, pension and other benefits, but the best possible training, equipment and safety measures.

“We are heartbroken for Deputy Haverly’s fiancée, Dawn, their three children, and all of his family and friends. We send them love and strength as they cope with this shocking and devastating loss. For more information on how to provide financial assistance to the Haverly family, please click here.”

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