We used to do a lot of remote broadcasts, and I was involved with quite a few, but I think this was the most important. Mayor Cohen and (acting?) Chief Barnes helped make the arrangements, and I set up outside St. Catherine of Siena with the equipment to broadcast the funeral on the radio. Hundreds of law enforcement officers and other emergency responders from all over the state and beyond were there, as was Governor George Pataki.
I was able to make it to the ceremony when the Badge of Honor Association came to dedicate a memorial to Investigator Padula at the site of his death, three years ago, but couldn't be at today's wreath laying ceremony at Ithaca's Calvary Cemetery.
A sad footnote to the story is that Inv. Padula's son Michael just died of cancer this summer.