FBINAA New York State & Eastern Canada Chapter

Representing members of the FBI National Academy Associates
from New York State and the Eastern Provinces of Canada

Deceased Member Memorial

It is a longstanding tradition of the FBI National Academy Associates, NYSEC Chapter, to conduct a memorial service during the opening ceremonies of our annual conference to recognize, honor, and hold in memory our fellow graduates who passed away since our last conference.  It is a tribute to them and to their families.  The Chapter pays tribute to the following deceased members who have passed away since our last conference:

 Colin T. Millar   Hamilton, Ont. Canada            105th  Session       
 John C. Woods SUNY - Buffalo  141st Session
 Hubert P. Murdock                      Ogdensburg PD                  105th  Session
 Thomas Gallagher  NY PD  108th  Session

The Memory Table is filled with symbolism:

  • The table is covered with a white table cloth to symbolize the loyalty and courage with which our fellow graduates served their communities.
  • A single rose in a vase is placed on the table to represent family and friends left behind.
  • A hat and badge are placed beside the rose to represent their absence.
  • A candle is lighted to remind us that they are not forgotten.
  • A plaque is positioned on the table to containing their name, session #, and date of death.
  • The Memory Table remains on display throughout the conference for review and meditation by their family, friends, and fellow graduates who may be in attendance.
  • At the closing ceremonies the candle is extinguished and the memory plaque is presented, to the following year’s conference representative, to perpetuate their memory until that time. 
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