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Mike Covert

Friends Rally With GoFundMe For Cooperstown Police Chief

Friends Rally With GoFundMe

For Cooperstown Police Chief

Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert explains the “Angel” program he started in 2016 to help drug addicts get help.

COOPERSTOWN – Friends of Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert have put together a GoFundMe Campaign to raise money for his kidney transplant and other medical needs.

“Anyone who has met Michael K. Covert over the years knows that he would do anything for anyone and not expect a thing in return,” wrote Mike Ten Eyck, retired Sheriff’s deputy. “Mike has dedicated his life to helping others and now he needs our assistance.”

Elderly Woman Injured In Hit-and-Run

Police: Elderly Woman Injured

In Chestnut Street Hit-And-Run

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – A hit-and-run victim is recovering today after allegedly being struck by a vehicle on Chestnut Street last night.

According to Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert, a 76-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk down Chestnut Street southbound when she was allegedly hit by a vehicle backing out of a driveway. The victim told police that the operator of the vehicle did not stop to check on her, and continued driving down the street.

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