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Sergeant Thomas Sanfratello
Genesee County Sheriff's Office

Thomas A. Sanfratello passed away at age 54 on March 10, 2024 in the line of duty, while serving and protecting the citizens of Genesee County, New York. 


He graduated from Alexander Central School in 1987. He went on to complete his Paramedic Certification while being an active member of the Alexander Fire Department from 1986-2003. Thomas began his career with the Genesee County Sheriff's Office as a dispatcher on February 29, 1992, and was appointed as a Deputy Sheriff in 1996.  He attended the Erie County Law Enforcement Academy, 88th class and was promoted to Road Patrol Sergeant in 2007.


Thomas was twice awarded Deputy of the Year, and received several commendations over the years. Thomas was heavily involved with the New York State Sheriffs Association, Stop DWI, and shop with a cop. Thomas was a Town Board Member for the Town of Alexander. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and a huge Buffalo Sabres fan. He was the president of the Genesee County Deputy Sheriffs Association.

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