One of our member units, The Suffolk County SOA, is requesting that all members complete and mail the attached letter to the NYS Parole Board.
Arthur Adinolfi is serving a life sentence for killing Suffolk County Police Sergeant Timothy Henck in 1995. Adinolfi is eligible for parole, and his parole hearing was supposed to have been conducted six months from now, but has been accelerated.
Because of the acceleration of the hearing, letters must be received by the parole board by Friday, May 22.
We urge you to join us in expressing your opposition to the release of this cop-killer.
SORC T. Patterson
C/O Fishkill Correctional Facility
18 Strack Drive
Beacon, NY. 12508
May 15, 2020
RE: Parole Denial for Arthur Adinolfi: NYSDOC DIN #96A4871
Dear Members of the Parole Board,
I am writing to express my strong opposition to the parole of Arthur Adinolfi, DIN # 96A4871
who was convicted to a life sentence for the murder of Suffolk County Police Sergeant Timothy J.
Henck. Tim was 30 years old and left behind his wife, Kathleen, and his six-week-old daughter,
On July 31, 1995, SOA member Sergeant Henck was working the 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. tour of
duty in the Fifth Precinct in Patchogue. At approximately 12:45 a.m., a police officer observed a
subject fleeing the scene of a burglary at a store in Bohemia. The subject fled in a van, and a motor
vehicle pursuit ensued.
Sergeant Henck was supervising the pursuit as it went westbound on the Long Island Expressway
toward Huntington. Sergeant Henck, considering the safety of other officers and motorists,
attempted to stop the van. The subject rammed his vehicle numerous times, sending it into an
embankment on the Expressway near exit 52. Sergeant Henck was pinned in his patrol vehicle.
When he was removed from his marked police car, officers performed CPR, and he was airlifted
to Stony Brook University Hospital. On August 6, 1995, Sergeant Henck succumbed to his
Sergeant Henck was violently murdered by then 37-year-old, career criminal Adinolfi. At the time
of his death, Tim had just nine years of service. He was a family man who loved sports and
photography. Such violence should not be rewarded with parole.
I urge you to deny this parole and ensure that this violent felon remains in prison.