Reward for killer of Firefighter Speights doubled

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SILVER LAKE – The $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the stabbing death of Silver Lake Firefighter Justin Speights has doubled.
The Wallkill resident was attending a New Year’s Eve party in the nearby Town of Crawford when he tried to break up a fight among some of the 100 people there and he was murdered.
Fire department officials announced on Friday that the New York State Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association contributed $10,000 because, as Hudson Valley union leader Michael Mazzella said, many of their members are volunteer firefighters and they want to support their fellow public servants.
Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler urged anyone from the public who has information about the murder to step forward and go to the police.   The DA said anyone who might have filmed the fight, saw any part of it, or knows anything about who killed Speights should reach out to the authorities.
The State Police are in the lead in the investigation which is also being conducted by the DA’s Office, Crawford and Wallkill town police and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.