October 4 Update
Please see the link below for an update regarding the September 28 police activity incident. If anyone has comments or questions please contact Sherrill City Manager Brandon Lovett or Sherrill Chief of Police Robert Drake.
September 30 Update
September 28- The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Sherrill are continuing to investigate this morning’s events. This is the latest update from the Sheriff’s Office-
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According to Sheriff Robert Maciol, at 2:26 am on September 28th a Sherrill Police Officer was on patrol and observed a door to a shed open. The officer searched the shed. When he was leaving the shed, he observed a male subject with a hooded sweatshirt in the yard. He ordered the subject to stop. The suspect refused the order and fled. The officer gave chase on foot, at which time according to the officer, the suspect fired a single shot toward the officer. The officer was not struck. He called for assistance. Officers from the Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Oneida PD, Kirkland PD, and Oneida Nation PD responded. A Perimeter was established. The Regional SWAT team was contacted and responded. The regional SWAT team is comprised of members of the Utica Police Department, New Hartford Police Department, and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was also notified and responded. A thorough search of the neighborhood and the surrounding area was conducted, but the suspect was not located. The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Sherrill PD. Extra patrols by the Sheriff’s Office and The Sherrill Police Department will remain in the area. The request for citizens in that area to stay in their homes has been lifted. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Office 315-736-0141, or Sherrill PD 315-363-6221.
We will provide further information from the Sheriff’s Office if and when it becomes available. We continue to appreciate everyone’s patience and support.