FBINAA New York State & Eastern Canada Chapter

Representing members of the FBI National Academy Associates from
New York State and the Eastern Provinces of Canada

It is a longstanding tradition of the FBI National Academy Associates, NYSEC Chapter, to conduct a memorial service during the opening ceremonies of our annual conference to recognize, honor, and hold in memory our fellow graduates who passed away since our last conference.  It is a tribute to them and to their families.  The Chapter pays tribute to the following deceased members who have passed away since our last conference:

Colin T. Millar Hamilton, Ont. Canada 105th Session
John C. WoodsSUNY – Buffalo 141st Session
Hubert P. Murdock Ogdensburg PD 105th Session
Thomas Gallagher NY PD 108th Session
The Memory Table is filled with symbolism:
  • The table is covered with a white table cloth to symbolize the loyalty and courage with which our fellow graduates served their communities.
  • A single rose in a vase is placed on the table to represent family and friends left behind.
  • A hat and badge are placed beside the rose to represent their absence.
  • A candle is lighted to remind us that they are not forgotten.
  • A plaque is positioned on the table to containing their name, session #, and date of death.
  • The Memory Table remains on display throughout the conference for review and meditation by their family, friends, and fellow graduates who may be in attendance.
  • At the closing ceremonies the candle is extinguished and the memory plaque is presented, to the following year’s conference representative, to perpetuate their memory until that time.