Brewster, N.Y. – (12/1/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the death of Cold Spring resident, James Lovell, in this morning’s Metro-North train derailment.

“What a sad and horrifying tragedy to strike such a great man and such a beautiful and caring family. Sadly, James Lovell was among the four people killed on this morning’s tragic Metro-North train derailment. James was a caring and giving member of Putnam’s community and my heart breaks for his wife, as well as their lovely children and the entire family that are now struggling with this enormous loss. I ask residents to keep James’ family in their thoughts and prayers thoughout the holiday season, and let us find ways to be supportive and caring this holiday season and beyond,” said Senator Greg Ball.

For more information contact or (845) 531-9796.


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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