MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Law-enforcement officials from far and wide gathered en masse in Mahopac on a blustery Monday morning to honor Putnam County Undersheriff Peter Convery at his funeral.
Convery, 65, died last Tuesday from an apparent heart attack, the sheriff's office previously said. He was a Tarrytown native and graduate of Sleepy Hollow.
The funeral was held at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, which overlooks Lake Mahopac. Scores of police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers lined up for ceremonies before and after the funeral inside. The processions featured bagpipes of the movement of Convery's casket, which was ultimately placed into a hearse.
Convery, who had worked in the sheriff's department since 2002, had a 40-year career in law enforcement, the sheriff's statement noted. Prior to that, he worked in the Westchester County Department of Corrections. Additionally, he served as a Mahopac volunteer firefighter; several firetrucks were also on hand at the funeral.
Officials came representing sheriff's departments and police departments from across the lower Hudson Valley and New York City.
Elected attendees included Putnam Sheriff Donald Smith, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and state Sen. Terrence Murphy.
Photos of the outdoor ceremonies are attached.
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