Legislation naming the postal facility in Holmes as the Sheriff Adrian Butch Anderson Post Office Building was unveiled by Congressman Michael Lawler on Monday.
On Monday, Lawler made the declaration in front of the post office.
What a wonderful man he was. He was devoted to Pawling. Having been Anderson’s undersheriff, current sheriff Kirk Imperati claimed that he liked Dutchess County. Instead of leading from behind, he took the lead. He was an excellent friend and boss.
Anderson, according to County Executive Sue Serino, was larger than life and truly lived by the adage “treat people the way you would like to be treated.”
When Anderson was hired as a deputy sheriff in the Dutchess Sheriff’s Office in 1970, he started his career in law enforcement. Up to his promotion to detective in 1974, he was a member of the Uniform Patrol Division.
He was chosen to serve as the Village of Pawling’s mayor in 1983, a position he kept for eight years.
Anderson served as sheriff for six terms, having been elected in 1999 and remaining in office until his death on September 29, 2021.