Curreny Massena Mayor Timmy J. Currier led police on a highspeed chase, threw crack cocaine out his windows, and was arrested at gun point during an undercover drug investigation. He was charged with a misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance. Before becoming Mayor he was chief of the Massena Police Department for two decades.
He announced yesterday that he is taking a voluntary leave of absence from his job to seek professional help. His full statement reads as follows:
"Some time ago, I made some poor decisions that unfortunately led me down a path resulting in my arrest on Tuesday, December 1st. I cannot express how embarrassed and disappointed in myself and for my family and friends.
I want to apologize to my family and friends who continue to show me unconditional love during these difficult times.
Please remember that the Village of Massena employees and staff do incredible work for this community each and every day. My poor decisions should not reflect negatively upon them in any way.
I have spent 32 years in public service working for the citizens of Massena and the North Country. I have always appreciated their trust and support. I hope and pray that I will have an opportunity to regain that trust.
This morning I informed Deputy Mayor Matt LeBire and Village Administrator Monique Chatland that I will be taking a leave of absence from my position as Village of Massena Mayor, so I can seek professional treatment. Deputy Mayor LeBire will serve as acting Mayor in my absence.
I ask that you respect my familys privacy during this difficult time." - Timmy J. Currier