Delaware County Sheriff DuMond Wins Trophy at “Showdown”
Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond won the 2nd place trophy and bragging rights on July 20th at the "Sheriffs' Showdown" at the Hemlock "Little World's" Fair in Hemlock, NY. Of special note, was the appearance of John Walsh from TV’s America’s Most Wanted who participated as a Judge for the event.
The contest raised several thousand dollars for the New York State Sheriff's Association Summer Camp while also testing sheriffs from several counties in a mounted patrol-style competition. The sheriffs rode horses through an obstacle course that required horse and rider to successfully complete a series of tasks. The competitors were timed and were penalized 10 seconds for failing to complete an obstacle.
Plans are being discussed for another "Sheriffs' Showdown" next year, with the location and challenge to be determined.
Speaking on the event, Sheriff DuMond stated “I am honored to be a part of this great event that supports our NYS Sheriff’s summer camp for disadvantaged children. The summer camp is the one and only opportunity for some of our children to attend camp and be exposed to positive relationships with law enforcement. I am especially grateful to our Deputies and Corrections Employee Unions who sponsored a total of $1,000.00 toward the cause!”.