June 8, 2010
New York State Police Superintendent Visits Satmar Community
Newly-appointed New York State Police Superintendent Harry Corbitt visited Williamsburg last night, where he met with the Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Rav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum Shlita.
The Superintendent had flown by chopper from Albany to Brooklyn – as he was honored by State Senator Eric Adams, at a gathering of many politicians and community leaders just prior to visiting Williamsburg. Senator Adams then accompanied the Superintendent on his visit to Williamsburg.
Upon his arrival at the home of the Satmar Rebbe, Superintendent Corbitt was greeted by the Rebbe and other community leaders, including Rabbi Sol Perelstein, vice-president of the Satmar congregation. Rabbi Bernard Freilich, special assistant to the Superintendent of the NY State Police, Rabbi Abe Friedman, Community Liaison to the NYPD, Rabbi Simcha Bernath, Rabbi Joel Gold Chaplain of Ulster County Sheriff’s Department, Rabbi Moshe David Niederman of United Jewish Org. and others, who congratulated Superintendent Corbitt on his appointment by Governor David Paterson and welcomed him to his new position as head of the New York State Police and its more than 7,000 sworn members and 1,000 civilian staff.
Superintendent Corbitt received a Bracha from the Rebbe, who wished him the best of luck and success in all future endeavors.