The arresting officer in a Watertown and Loudonville serial killer case will be presenting at SUNY Canton.
Retired New York State Police Senior Investigator Jim Horton was featured in the 2005 book “Every Move You Make” by investigative journalist M. William Phelps for solving a string of homicides and burglaries committed by Gary C. Evans in the late 80s. Horton arrested Evans for murdering Douglas J. Berry, a Watertown jewelry storeowner.
Horton will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Day, an annual event sponsored by the College’s student chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA). He will be speaking about the case involving Evans, who was an expert manipulator and a master of disguise, according to written accounts. Since cracking the case, Horton has become the assistant director of the New York State Office of Counterterrorism.
Law Enforcement Day will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. Presentations include a police canine demonstration, an overview of the “CSI Effect,” and bomb disposal and explosive devices. Horton’s keynote will be held at 6 p.m. on the same day and at the same location. All events held on Law Enforcement Day are free and open to the public.
“SUNY Canton students and members of the community can learn about a variety of subjects ranging from human trafficking to serial murderers,” said Susan E. Buckley, department chair of the criminal justice, law enforcement leadership and criminal investigation programs. “We will be expanding upon the most interesting and newest topics law enforcement officers face during their careers.”
For a complete schedule of events at Law Enforcement Day, contact Buckley at email@example.com.