Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

September 19, 2023

Contact: Beth Cefalu,
Director of Strategic Communications
(845) 638-5645

Statement From County Executive Ed Day

Regarding Evergreen Court Sentencing Wednesday

"As a former first responder I am compelled to reiterate my statement from back in June, ahead of tomorrow’s sentencing, emphasizing my support for the wishes of the Lloyd and Hueston families who both feel they are not receiving the justice they deserve in this matter. As the court record to date indicates, the two people responsible for this deadly blaze will not face any jail time for their reckless and felonious behavior.

While I have no part in this decision, I have spoken at length with the family of Fire Lieutenant Jared Lloyd. There is an unanimity in their position that some jail time is warranted as victims are serving a death sentence and the families are serving a life sentence. With that they tell me that closure and justice will not be achieved without a jail sentence for the guilty parties, and I fully and unequivocally support the family’s position."