News in Cortland NY

2007 Lawman of the Year

Cortland Police Department Sergeant William D. Carpenter, a 20-year veteran of the Police Department, was the recipient of the prestigious Cortland Elks Lawman of the Year Award in February of this year. Sergeant Carpenter was honored for his work on a high-profile child abuse case, arrests he made in relation to a counterfeit money scam that stretched up and down the East Coast, and his diligence in launching the Child Digital Fingerprint Program.

Sergeant Carpenter’s father, the late Lieutenant Gary Carpenter was the first recipient of the award in 1971.