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Lawler legislation would name Holmes post office building in memory of late Dutchess sheriff

January 9, 2024

Mid-Hudson News

HOLMES – Congressman Michael Lawler Monday announced legislation designating the postal service building in Holmes as the “Sheriff Adrian ‘Butch’ Anderson Post Office Building.”

Lawler made the announcement in front of the post office on Monday.

“He was a tremendous man. He loved Pawling. He loved Dutchess County,” said current Sherif Kirk Imperati, who had served as Anderson’s undersheriff. “He led from the front and not from behind. He was a great boss and a great friend.”

County Executive Sue Serino said Anderson was “larger than life he really lived by the mantra ‘treat people the way you would want to be treated’.”

Anderson began his law enforcement career in 1970 when he was appointed a deputy sheriff in the Dutchess Sheriff’s Office. He served in the Uniform Patrol Division until he was promoted to detective in 1974.

In 1983, he was elected mayor of the Village of Pawling, a role he held for eight years.

Anderson was elected sheriff in 1999 and held that post until his death on September 29, 2021 during his sixth term.