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College Council Recognizes Two University Police Officers for Heroic Works

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The Alfred State College Council recently honored University Police Officer Mark Woodworth and Lieutenant Scott Bingham for two separate heroic actions they recently took in recent emergency situations.

 Anderson, Woodworth, Sammons, and FogartyAlfred State President John M. Anderson along with members of the College Council honored both officers with certificates of recognition. Officer Woodworth was honored for his response to the explosion at the Rose Apartments on Glen Street in the village on November 11. As one of the first responders to arrive on the scene, Woodworth made his way to the upper floor to rescue an injured resident who was trapped before continuing to help clear the unstable building.

Pictured here, from left, Alfred State President John M. Anderson, Officer Woodworth, Vice President of Student Affairs Greg Sammons, and College Council Chair Pat Fogarty.

Lieutenant Bingham was honored for his response in pursuing a bank robbery suspect that struck a car on Church Street, led a short chase while pursued by Lt. Bingham, and eventually crashed resulting in Bingham taking the suspect into custody. The suspect and driver of that vehicle were charged with allegedly robbing the Community Bank on Main Street. Bingham’s actions and pursuit directly prevented the robbery suspect’s potential escape and decidedly ended any continued danger the suspect posed to the community.

Anderson, Bingham, Richardson, and Sammons

Pictured here, from left, Alfred State President John M. Anderson, Officer Bingham, College Council member Joe Richardson, and Vice President of Student Affairs Greg Sammons.

“Each of these police officers separately demonstrated the level of professionalism, readiness, and willingness to act to the level of heroism that makes their acts special,” said Greg Sammons, vice president of Student Affairs and former chief of University Police on the Alfred State campus. “Our community is proud of these two police officers. Both Lt. Bingham and Officer Woodworth represent the best of what Alfred State’s University Police Department has consistently offered the Alfred community.”