If the NY State Constitution allows him to remove sheriffs, I would bet it allows him to appoint the successor to carry out the term. What power that gives him to get the law solidly enforced. Not to mention political power against dissent, ala Dear Leader's IRS.
There will be a whole new class of felons in NY. They will have to let the gang bangers and real crooks out early to make room!
Yes me and fellow Family members became overnight Felons in NY!