NY fire assoc. pushing to make killing a first responder first-degree murder
The bill has nearly been passed twice and is again up for consideration
By Daniel Flatley
The Carthage Republican Tribune
WEST CARTHAGE, N.Y. — Getting Mark’s Law passed led an ambitious agenda of 18 issues at the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York’s first legislative outreach meeting of the year, held Sunday afternoon at the West Carthage Fire Department, 61 High St.
The bill, named for Mark B. Davis, a Cape Vincent EMT who was shot and killed while responding to a call in 2009, hits close to home. His stepsister, Maricia L. Astafan, was a member of the department when the incident occurred, said First Assistant Chief Lawrence A. Hall Jr.