Sheriff Donald B. Smith

Sheriff SmithDonald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff

Donald B. Smith is the 53rd Sheriff of Putnam County. He was elected to this position on November 6, 2001 and assumed the duties of Putnam County Sheriff on January 1, 2002. Immediately prior to becoming the Sheriff of Putnam County, he had served as the Deputy County Executive of Putnam County.

Sheriff Smith was born in Danbury, Connecticut, and grew up in Patterson, New York. Following his graduation from New York Military Academy at Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, New York in 1965, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in June of 1969, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Armor. continue reading Sherif Smith’s bio…

Former Employee Accused of Burglarizing Restaurant

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac man in connection with the break-in at a local restaurant where he was formerly employed.

Connecticut Woman Charged With DWI

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of a Connecticut woman on a charge of DWI.

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Westchester Man Charged With Violating Order of Protection

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of a Westchester County man who violated an order of protection.

Yonkers Man Killed in Easter Sunday Motorcycle Crash

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a 38 year-old Yonkers (NY) resident was killed as a result of a motorcycle crash which occurred yesterday evening.

Shortly before 6PM, Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Wood Street, in Putnam Valley to investigate the crash. Upon their arrival, they located a 2005 Suzuki resting against a large rock and Anthony R. Fantasia, Jr. of 187 Elm Street lying on the ground in an unresponsive state.

Motorcycle Crash Leaves Driver in Serious Condition

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that an early morning motorcycle crash has left the driver in serious condition.

Shortly before 2AM today, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious personal injury motorcycle crash at Route 311 in the vicinity of Cushman Road in Patterson.

Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies Trained to Administer "Narcan"

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Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that he has instituted a new life-saving program within the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency in the county to receive Narcan training. Each sworn member of the department is receiving training in administering Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, by Thomas Lannon and Robert Cuomo, certified instructors from the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services.

Narcan is a special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic substances to include heroin. It is often used to treat drug overdose or diagnostic narcotic drug addiction. Previously, Narcan was only allowed to be used by paramedics or physicians because it is a prescription drug. However, now emergency first responders can be trained to carry and administer the drug to combat the epidemic of opiate-related deaths in our area.

Putnam Sheriff's Deputy Johnathon Cihanek Honored for Heroism

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Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith proudly reports that Deputy Sheriff Johnathon Cihanek was recently honored by the Southern Dutchess Exchange Club for his acts of heroism which occurred at a Putnam Valley home on December 18, 2013.

Shortly before 10AM on December 18th, Deputy Cihanek was on patrol when he was dispatched to a private residence to check the welfare of a 70 year-old female. The welfare check was requested by the lady’s brother who had spoken to her over the telephone and feared that she may have suffered a stroke.

Upon arrival, Deputy Cihanek knocked on the front door and got no response from anyone inside the house. He was able to enter the residence through the unlocked front door where he noticed two dead dogs lying on the floor of the living room. Believing that the animals suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, the deputy left the building for fresh air.

A short while later, Deputy Cihanek reentered the residence and found the unconscious elderly homeowner on the floor of her bedroom. He dragged the woman out of the residence and administered oxygen. Shortly thereafter, the victim regained consciousness and was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Motorists Face DWI Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of two motorists on DWI charges.

Putnam Valley Man Faces Drug Charges

utnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on a variety of charges when he was determined to be in possession of a quantity of illegal drugs during a traffic stop.


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