Cortland County law enforcement honored at annual barbecue

Hal McCabe, mayor for the village of Homer, speaks at the EZ-Acres Farm’s third annual Cortland County Law Enforcement Barbecue (photo provided)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The EZ-Acres Farm in Homer held its third annual Cortland County Law Enforcement Barbecue Saturday to honor members of law enforcement and their families in the county.

Officers from each law enforcement agency in the county attended the barbecue—the City of Cortland Police Department, the Village of Homer Police Department, the SUNY Cortland University Police Department and the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.

The McMahon family, which runs the farm, was honored by the town and village of Homer, the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District, New York State Assemblyman Gary Finch and New York State Sen. James Seward.

EZ-Acres Farm received a national award earlier this year for environmental land stewardship. The farm rests atop the sole source aquifer for the village of Homer.

“Their commitment to safe and responsible environmental practices is critical to all residents of the village, who are all also residents of the town,” Village of Homer Mayor Hal McCabe said in a press release.

“Letters and proclamations were read and presented, speeches were made, thanks were given, and a good time was had by all,” McCabe said.