Meet Our State Committee

June Worden
Retired Lieutenant
New York State Police
Law Enforcement Torch Run Director
“Seeing the joy, smiles and pure sportsmanship of the Athletes of Special Olympics is what keeps me coming back. It is an honor to be a Guardian of the Flame. Every law enforcement officer should make it their mission to bear witness to the bond that we share with these Athletes.” – June Worden

Joe Barca
Retired Captain
Yonkers Police Department
Assistant Law Enforcement Torch Run Director – Eastern Regions

Sal Gerbino
Deputy
Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
Assistant Law Enforcement Torch Run Director – Western Regions

Steven Nigrelli
Staff Inspector
New York State Police
LETR International Executive Council Law Enforcement at-Large

Capital District Region
Juanita-Salas Jackson
Troop-G
New York State Police

Scott Leslie

Central Region
Jack Keller
Public Information Officer
New York State Police

Paul Waltz

Genesee Region
Erin Rogers
Investigator
Rochester Police Department

John Prewasnicak
Retired Lieutenant
Rochester Police Department

Michael Murray
Retired Sergeant
Auburn Correctional Facility

Richard Allen
Major – Troop E
New York State Police

Walter Sanders III
School Resource Officer
Rochester Police Department

Hudson Valley Region
Chris Hamel

Long Island Region
Mike Nied
National Trustee
FOP Grand Lodge

Kevin Dean

North Country Region
Brian Coakley
Investigator
New York State Police

Suzanne Ewing
Investigator
New York State Police

Southern Tier Region
Joseph Peters
Patrol Officer
Cortland Police Department

Neil Case
Trooper
New York State Police

Madeline Bay

Western Region
Jeff Wilson
Patrol Agent in Charge
U.S. Border Patrol – Buffalo Station

Jim Koch
Lieutenant
Hamburg Police Department

Mike O’Bryan
Trooper
New York State Police