Former Greene County Sheriff was recognized by Oath Keepers
Apr 08, 2021 5:47 am
Sarah Trafton at Columbia-Greene Media recalls that Greg Seeley, when he was Greene County Sheriff in 2017, received the Oath Keepers’ NY Constitutional Sheriff Award. Lately, the Oath Keepers group is mainly in the news as members get arrested for their part in a deadly coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol in January. While William Tryon, of Selkirk, was charged with crimes in connection with the attempted coup, Seeley is not linked in any way to the riot, but Trafton is noting that “Sheriff Seeley has been a strong supporter of the New York Oath Keepers since we were formed in 2009,” according to the June 8, 2017 New York Oath Keepers press release posted about their award on the oathkeepers.org website. Nine people associated with the group have been arrested for their actions at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Seeley could not be reached for comment. Current Greene County Sheriff Pete Kusminsky says affiliations of applicants to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office are screened. Greene County Legislature Chair Patrick Linger, a Republican from New Baltimore, said, “Anybody has the right to be affiliated with what they want. A police officer needs to be held to a bit of a higher standard, but they still have rights as Americans, as citizens." Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.