Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy has received a state-wide award from the New York Sheriff’s Association Institute for his years of service.
The Carl Draxler Award was given to Chief Deputy Thomas C. Beatty after he was nominated for it by Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour. Beatty has served the Sheriff’s Office for 36 years.
“The standards for the Carl Draxler Award are set high,” Voutour said in a press release. “Chief Beatty certainly meets them.”
Over the course of his 36-year career, Beatty has risen through the ranks at the Sheriff’s Office, and became the chief deputy, the third highest ranking in the Sheriff’s Office, in 2009. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Beatty’s knowledge and experience makes him a resource to law enforcement agencies as well as governmental bodies. He’s worked on several initiatives to lower taxes, with the most recent being a Sheriff’s Office initiative to combat welfare fraud, leading to savings of several hundred thousand dollars, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The award is named in memory of the late Sheriff of Chemung County and recognizes a member of a Sheriff’s Office “whose exceptional career achievements and conscientious devotion to duty have demonstrated a spirit of public service,” the Sheriff’s Office said.