Sheriff commends corrections officer David Colon for 25 years of exemplary service

Goshen. Colon has been assigned to the Programs Department for nearly 20 years, developing educational programs and managing all religious services, as well as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. He has been the backbone of the Educational Program for Orange-Ulster BOCES and the Goshen School District since its inception.

Goshen /
05 Feb 2020 | 03:13

Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois and the entire Sheriff’s staff congratulated corrections officer David D. Colon on his 25 years of service to the citizens of Orange County.

DuBois presented Colon with a 25-year pin and thanked him for his extensive work with the BOCES program, crediting him with changing the lives of countless inmates in a positive way and helping steer them towards a better life.

“The numerous lives that have been changed for the better as a result of the hard work and dedication by Officer Colon is immeasurable," said DuBois. "He has been a positive influence, providing the opportunity for over 500 inmates to achieve their GED during their incarceration, giving them the ability to obtain employment or further their education upon release.”

Colon has been assigned to the Programs Department for nearly 20 years, developing educational programs, managing all religious services, as well as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Colon has been the backbone of the Educational Program for Orange-Ulster BOCES and the Goshen School District since its inception. His consistent attention to detail and strong support for education created an effective and vibrant learning program which has been highly regarded throughout New York.

Dianna Fox, special education teacher and supervisor for BOCES, in the last 10 years, Colon has provided exemplary security for the educators and staff, ensuring that the educators receive respect from every student.

“Officer Colon has the ability to effectively listen and guide students with practical advice while encouraging them to work toward their high school equivalency diplomas as they serve their time in jail," Fox said. "Officer Colon is an asset to this agency and the Sheriff’s Office.”

“Officer Colon has the ability to effectively listen and guide students with practical advice while encouraging them to work toward their high school equivalency diplomas as they serve their time in jail. Officer Colon is an asset to this agency and the Sheriff’s Office.” --Dianna Fox, special education teacher and supervisor for BOCES