The Bridgehampton School community continues to develop deep connections
with the Southampton Town Police Department. The events and visits are
not only opportunities for students to learn about careers in the police
force but how a community functions with the services and assistance of
local law enforcement.
The district commends the services of police officer Eugene LaFurno
through the School Resource Officer program and Lt. Susan Ralph for her
motivating contributions to the students.
“When he is not on patrol, Officer LaFurno is a welcome fixture in our
school district,” Principal Michael Miller said. “He has read to our
students, assisted with ensuring a student did not drop out of school
and helped students and parents with crises at home. Lt. Ralph has
introduced our students to the Law Enforcement Career Exploring Program,
which offers leadership skills, lessons in law enforcement protocols,
and opportunities to participate in various community-related
activities. We are grateful to both of them for being role models for
Officer LaFurno also organized guest speaker Milton Creagh for three
separate presentations for the elementary school, middle and high
school. A renowned author, motivational speaker and television
personality, Mr. Creagh’s message to the students were powerful,
inspiring words of encouragement as to how to balance school work with
other life demands.