Rockland County Sheriff’s Department Mourns Loss of Two of their Own

The Rockland County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the loss of two of their own this week. Sheriff Lou Falco told “The Morning Show” yesterday counselors are available for his officers to start the healing process, following Tuesday’s loss of 42 year-old Frank Farina of Stony Point. Falco says Farina started in his department about 11 or 12 years ago….

Audio: Lou Falco

New York State police say Farina was driving his car along Route 6 in Woodbury around 1:30 when he suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Police say Farina’s vehicle then crossed the double yellow line, left the roadway, and struck a rock embankment. His wife, 42 year-old Jennifer was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation into the incident and the circumstances involved is ongoing.

Falco meanwhile says his department is also mourning the loss of former undersheriff Thomas Guthrie, who worked with the county Sheriff’s Department after retiring from the NYPD…

Audio: Lou Falco

Guthrie was also an Army veteran and served in the Korean War. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, 10am at the Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church in Tappan with burial to follow at Tappan Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan. Donations can be made to the Mounted Police Foundation of Rockland County. He was 85 years old.

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