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Schuyler County DA gets honored with Hogan award

Schuyler County District Attorney Joseph G. Fazzary has been honored with the Frank S. Hogan Award by the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York. Presented during the association’s winter conference in Manhattan on February 2, the award is the highest accolade for prosecutors in New York State, recognizing Fazzary’s ethical commitment, non-partisan staff hiring practices, and his fearless and unbiased approach to prosecuting the guilty.

Having served Schuyler County for over three decades, Fazzary’s dedication to justice and victim advocacy has set a benchmark for prosecutors statewide. His colleague, Chief Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Hourihan, praised Fazzary for making Schuyler County safer and expressed his honor in working alongside him. Fazzary’s impact extends beyond his county, having served as a special prosecutor, a teacher at the New York Prosecutor’s Training Institute, and a speaker for victim advocate groups across the state.

Fazzary, who initiated his career in the Schuyler County District Attorney’s Office in 1992 and became the county’s first elected district attorney in 1998 at 29, has significantly developed the office’s capabilities through state grants. His efforts include acting as a special prosecutor in neighboring counties, leading educational programs for prosecutors, and establishing a regional justice center for victims in Montour Falls. Accepting the Hogan Award, Fazzary regarded it as a lifetime honor, reflecting on the growth of his office from humble beginnings to its current stature.