Sheriff Donald B. Smith


Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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Shane Reese Podcast

Recently, Sheriff Smith appeared on the Shane Reese Podcast discussing safety concerns of larger tractor-trailers on our highways.

Putnam County Undersheriff Peter H. Convery Passes Away Suddenly

Peter H. Convery

It is with profound sorrow that Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the sudden passing today (Tuesday) of Undersheriff Peter H. Convery.

Undersheriff Convery, aged 65, died after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home in Mahopac at about 8:30 A.M. today. Paramedics, sheriff’s deputies and first responders tried to resuscitate him and rushed him to the Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, where doctors and nurses joined in their valiant but unsuccessful efforts to revive him. Undersheriff Convery was pronounced dead at about 9:30 A.M.

“We are all absolutely heartbroken,” said Sheriff Smith. “Peter was a loving and devoted family man, who adored his wife Luanne and their children Caitlin, Courtney, Kerry, Tara and Connor, and their children’s families. And he was a very good friend to me.”

“Peter spent most of his adult life giving of himself in conscientious public service to the community and in volunteer activities for many worthy causes. So many, many people liked Peter and loved Peter and we will all miss him very, very much,” said the Sheriff.

Undersheriff Convery began his career with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in 2002, after a long career with the Westchester County Department of Corrections, where he retired as a captain. His entire law enforcement career spanned over 40 years.

Orange County Man Arrested Twice in Same Day

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of an Orange County man twice in the same day during two separate incidents.

Patterson Man Faces Misdemeanor Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Patterson man on criminal charges following an investigation into two incidents.

On November 17, 2016 at approximately 12:10 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin arrested Joseph Ettere, 35, of 550 Route 164, Patterson and charged him with Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and with Harassment in the First Degree, misdemeanors.

Patterson Man Faces Charges in Gun Threat Incident

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Patterson man on criminal charges following an incident at a Patterson grocery store.

Toy Drive for Underprivileged Youngsters in Putnam

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that the 2016 Putnam Community Action Partnership (“CAP”) Annual Toy Drive kicks-off and is once again asking area residents for their support to make the annual event a success. As in past years, teenagers in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Program are helping to gather donated toys and other gifts for needy children in Putnam County.

New York State Counter Terrorism Zone-3 "Operation Safeguard" Participation Continues With Holiday Security Checks

Since 2004, the goal of Operation Safeguard is to educate, promote and remind citizens that the threat of terrorism is ongoing and continued vigilance by the public, business sectors and law enforcement is essential for the public’s safety.

New York State is divided into sixteen counter-terrorism zones, Westchester and Putnam Counties are part of Counter-Terrorism Zone 3 (CTZ-3).

Connecticut Man Faces Multiple Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Connecticut man on a variety of charges.

North Salem Man Charged With Grand Larceny

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a North Salem man on a felony charge of grand larceny.

Putnam Valley Woman Faces Drug Charge

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley woman on a drug possession charge.

New Hampshire Man Faces Larceny, Drug Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a New Hampshire man on charges of larceny and drug possession.

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by Dr. Radut