News in Cortland NY

Congratulations to City Police Officer Charles Niederhofer
Cortland Elks "Lawman of the Year"

Cortland City Police Officer Charles Niederhofer shared the honor of "Lawman of the Year" earlier this year with State Trooper Diane Trickey.

Officer Niederhofer is the first person to win this award twice. He braved heavy smoke and flames to save an elderly woman last October stranded in a burning building at 53-55 Main Street. He has been with the PD for 16 years, and previously won the award from a 1993 incident, when he wrestled with a man carrying a loaded .243 caliber hunting rifle. The man was later indicted by a grand jury for attempted murder.

Co-recipient State Trooper Diane Trickey was the first female officer to win this award. Photo courtesy of the Cortland Standard.