College helps local teen achieve dream of becoming a police officer

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The College recently worked with Make-A-Wish Northeast New York, the Schenectady Police Department and others to help Connor Hayhurst, a 15-year-old Ballston Spa teen, receive his wish to be a police officer for a day.

As part of the daylong event, the teen arrived at the Nott Memorial in the morning to investigate the “theft” of a painting. He processed several "clues," including a footprint left behind by the suspect.

After visiting other locations in the Capital Region, Connor recovered the "stolen" painting and returned to campus Tuesday afternoon aboard a State Police helicopter that landed on Rugby Field. He presented the painting to President David Harris as members of the campus community looked on.

The event was featured in the Daily Gazette (a subscription may be required to access content).

WRGB, the local CBS affiliate, was also on hand to cover the event.