(Happauge, NY) On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory will be honoring the Suffolk County Deputies and Correction Officers who were instrumental in planning and presenting the Sandy Hook Promise program to over 9000 students in Suffolk County schools during the 2018-2019 school year. This coming school year, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be presenting the program to over 2500 students in September alone. Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. started the successful school-based initiative in 2018.
About Sandy Hook Promise: Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. They are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook School on December 14, 2012. Sandy Hook Promise is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing parents, schools and communities on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Their intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 9:30 AM.
LOCATION: Hauppauge Legislature Building
725 Veterans Memorial Highway W.H. Rogers Legislature Smithtown, NY 11787
ADDITIONAL: The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30 AM with remarks by the Presiding Officer and the presentation of proclamations. Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. will be in attendance.