18-year veteran of Columbia County Sheriff's Office laid to rest
Bill Williams is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media that hundreds of law enforcement officers, family and friends paid their last respects November 12, to Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Bernard Allen Roberts. He was 52. The funeral procession was led by the Sheriff’s Office motorcycle color guard, from the Sacco Funeral Home in Greenport to the sheriff’s office on Industrial Tract, where the procession stopped so Roberts could receive his final call. They continued back onto Route 66 and over Paul Avenue to the Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson, where Roberts was laid to rest. He was an 18-year veteran of the sheriff’s office. Roberts was born Aug. 23, 1969, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. After high school he served in the U.S Marine Corps. Upon leaving the service, Roberts began his career with the Sheriffs Office. He was found dead by first responders November 7, when they were called to his home in Rensselaer. The cause of death has not been released. Roberts leaves behind his wife Fulgencia Roberts and six children. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.