NORWICH – Chenango County Court Judge W. Howard Sullivan made his final appearance in court in that capacity Friday, receiving a plaque from the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office for his decades of service to the community.
Said Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr., who presented Sullivan with the plaque, “On behalf of the people of Chenango County” and “the men and women of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office ... we want to thank you for all that you’ve done.”
The plaque, emblazoned with the seal of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, states, “On Your Retirement, Honorable W. Howard Sullivan, In Recognition of over 30 years of Outstanding Service to the People of Chenango County; For Your Dedication, Professionalism, Integrity and Your Great Contribution in Making Chenango County a Safer Place; The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office Thanks You.”
Judge Sullivan, who will retire at year’s end, has presided over surrogate, family and county court since 1999. The judge said he was honored by the recognition, noting the many friendships he’d acquired over the years with the various members of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office. He went on to commend Sheriff Cutting and his force for their own dedication and commitment to the community.