These two are always working hard behind the scenes, protecting their communities every day of the week.

Submission by Jennifer Hulihan
Submission by Jennifer Hulihan

Meet Jesse Christian & Steve Sellin

When you hear about any County Sheriff's Office, you typically think of the deputies on the front line. But there are so many people that make up each department.

Jesse and Steve both work as Investigators for the Madison County Sheriff's Department, doing so much of their work without getting the much deserved recognition for it. But their jobs are just as important as anyone else they work with.

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Criminal Instigators work diligently, discovering all the details that make up an open case. They go into the community and track down the "bad guys", getting them off the street. Their work makes your neighborhood safer and brings justice to those who deserve it.

Madison County Sheriff's Office - NY via Facebook
Madison County Sheriff's Office - NY via Facebook

Now this isn't to say they aren't respected for what they do. We just think they deserve a shout-out for protecting their communities!

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Thank you Jesse and Steve for all the work you do, day in and day out. You deserve all the credit and more for your jobs. Thank you!

Nominate a First Responder

Do you know a first responder that deserves to be recognized? Tell us about someone who should be honored in Central New York - a firefighter, police officer, EMT, forest ranger, paramedic, DEC officer, military, rescuer, front-line worker, or any other person first on the scene.

Include their name, a picture, and why they should be recognized during 'First Responder Friday." We'll honor one first responder every Friday and as a way to say thank you, we'll give them a Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

15 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- November 2023

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 11/01/2023:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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