Sheriff Doug Parker, who has served as Hamilton County Sheriff since 1983, is retiring this year. Recently, Doug was honored by a large crowd at an old-fashioned clam steam in beautiful Speculator, N.Y. The party was emcee’d by Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman William G. Farber, cousin of Herkimer County Sheriff Chris Farber. Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha, also serving as President of the New York State Sheriffs' Association, presented Doug with a plaque and a retirement gift from his fellow Sheriffs. Among the others in attendance were Hamilton County Undersheriff Karl Abrams, who is running to succeed Sheriff Parker, Fulton County Sheriff Tom Lorey, Herkimer County Sheriff Chris Farber, Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd, retired Herkimer County Sheriff Sam Jess, retired Wyoming County Sheriff Allen Capwell, and with Peter Kehoe, the Executive Director of the Association and Edmund Wutzer from the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute. Sheriff Doug Parker’s father, Arthur Parker, served as Sheriff before Doug, from 1964 to 1982.
Picture above: Sheriff Doug Parker receives recognition for his long history of law enforcement service to Hamilton County from Executive Director Peter Kehoe (l) and Sheriff Gary Maha (r).