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November 19, 2015, New York. The Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions (LEOSU) is pleased to announce that former New York Yankee legend Billy Sample (center) and former Middleweight Boxing Champion Vito Antuofermo (2nd from left) have agreed to become part of the LEOSU family. Upon final approval by the LEOSU Executive Board both Billy Sample and Vito Antuofermo will become part of the LEOSU Advisory Executive Board assisting in both servicing and organizing new members as well as making special appearances upon request.
Billy Sample is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1978-1986. Sample played for the Texas Rangers (1978-1984), New York Yankees, (1985) and Atlanta Braves (1986). Sample’s other accomplishments include writing and journalism, television, radio and internet broadcasting, commercial/acting in such films as the The Meat Puppet (2012), Gravedigger (2013), and Reunion 108 (2013) just to name a few. Union-wise, Billy was the five foot nine enforcer. Billy noted “Fehr called me to a meeting in Chicago once, even though I wasn’t on that committee because he knew I wasn’t about to listen to bullshit or to hear certain players pontificate about nothing”.
Vito Antuofermo is an Italian American actor and retired professional boxer. He is a former undisputed WorldMiddleweight Champion. In 1979, Antuofermo became World Middleweight Champion by beating defending champion Hugo Corro by a decision in 15 rounds at Monte Carlo. As an actor, Vito has appeared in such known movies as, The Godfather: Part III (1990), Goodfellas (1990) and Hell’s Kitchen(1998). Vito has and continues to be involved in the security industry, managing the safety details and personally guarding many high profile clients.
We welcome both Billy Sample and Vito Antuofermo to the LEOSU Family.