In September of 1965 I joined the Suffolk County Police Department. My first post was in North Amityville. Worked there for 9 years after which I transferred to the Marine Bureau where I obtained my Captains license and pilots license. While there I met Rock Hudson and his then lover, John Whyte (top model for Stetson) at Fire Island Pines. Also did a boat inspection for Elizabeth Taylor and transported Ronnie Reagan, Jr. from the mainland to Fire Island Pines.
Have fond memories of working with Jim Skelly, Bill Lawless and Dick Miller.
After retiring in 1987 I moved to South Florida and worked at Lantana Airport where I obtained my airframe and powerplant license and inspection authority license.
July of 1995 I married my wife, Susan. With our combined family, we now have 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. My wife and I still ride our Harleys and I have been a member of the Blue Knights International Motorcycle Club for 40 years and president of the Palm Beach chapter for 8 years. We have been living in Port Saint Lucie, Florida for the past 12 years. I still keep in contact with Elliot Kraus from the Second Precinct who now lives in Las Vegas.
IN SEPTEMBER OF 1957, I LEFT REPUBLIC AVIATION IN FARMINGDALE WHERE I WORKED THE FLIIGHT LINE AS A JET AIRCRAFTH ELCTRICIAN TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE HUNTINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.
1957-60…WALKED BEAT….1960….FIVE WESTERN TOWNS MERGED AND FORMED THE SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT. 1960 TRANSFERRED TO 1ST PCT. FOOT PATROL BABYLON VILLAGE, LINDENHURST VILLAGE. ASSIGNED TO SECTOR CAR 101.
1961 TRANSFERRED BACK TO 2ND PCT. WALKED BEAT..1963..ASISNED TO SECTOR CAR 201, “GO FOR CAR”. 1966..RECEIVED GOLD TIN, ASSIIGNED TO 2ND SQUAD... 1972 ASSIGNED TO
THE INTELIGENGE SQUAD…1972 ASSIGNED TO FRAUDS BUREAU, DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
SQUAD…1979…ASSIGNED TO THE 4TH SQUAD…..1981…ASSISGNED TO THE BURGLARY
SQUAD..1982..ASSIGNED TO THE FAMILY CRIME UNIT, DISTRICT ATTORNEYS SQAUAD.
1992..RETIRED AFTER 35 YEARS OF SERVICE. IT WAS A GREAT RIDE.
ALONG THE WAY I MET AND WORKED WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST: 1ST PCT. CHARLIE HARTJEN, JOE LAGHEZZA, JIM CAPLES, IKE AND TOM COMPITELLO, 2ND PCT. CHARLIE BROWN, JIM MOON, JIM BROOKS, JOE YORK, ED HEHIR, FRED BRUNS, JOE DiRISO, JOHN BRENNAN, PETE LUCCHIO, STAN BOLTON., DA’S SQUAD: MARTY MUSSO, SAL CASTIANO, IZZY HOROWITZ, GEORGE ASPLAND, JACK ERLICH, AL GOLDSCHMIDT, BURGLARY SQ. JOHN BISCARDI, INTELLIGENCE SQUAD: NICK CUTRONE, ED SANCHEZ, REG PSILLIOS.
DURING MY CARREER I SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE CONFERENCE AND THE SUFFOLK COUTY POLICE COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION. DURING MY TERM WITH THE POLICE CONFERENCE I WAS INSTRUMENTAL WITH THE PASSAGE OF STATE LEGISLATION, SENATE BILL 3632-C, BETTER KNOWN AS THE 1/60 BILL. DURING MY 23 YEARS IN FLORIDA I PROPOSED LEGISLATION FOR TWO STATE BILLS. TEACHER TEST CERTIFICATION OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND MAKING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER ANNUALLY KNOWN AS ITALIAN AND ITALIAN AMERICAN HETRITAGE MONTH. I ALSO
SERVED 4 YEARS IN OFFICE AS THE STATE PRESIDENT OF THE SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA. I AM CURRENTLY A NATIONAL TRUSTEE IN THE SONS OF ITALY. I HAVE BEEN A KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS SINCE 1957 AND SERVED 3 TERMS AS GRAND KNIGHT, FOUR YEARS AS A DISTRICT DEPUTY AND ONE TERM AS FAITHFUL NAVIGATORM 4TH DEGREE. I AM ALSO A MEMBER OF THE HONOR GUARD TEAM. I ENLISTED IN THE US ARMY IN 1948 AND SERVED IN KOREA, 2ND DIVISION, FROM JULY 1950 THRU AUGUST 1951. I RECEIVED THE BRONZE STAR FOR VALOR IN ACTION AGAINST THE ENEMY. I ALSO SERVED IN THE US MARINE CORP RESERVE FROM 1955 TO 1960.
I CURRENTLY LIVE IN BOCA RATON FLORIDA SINCE I RETIRED ALONG WITH MY WIFE EVA. WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 62 YEARS. OUR TWO DAUGHTES RESIDE IN WEST ISLIP AND CORAM. EACH DAUGHTER HAS BLESSED US WITH FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, 2 BOYS AND TWO GIRLS. SO FAR, TWO OF OUR GRANDCHILDREN HAS MADE US GREAT GRANDPARENTS OF A BOY AND GIRL.
EDWARD MOTTOLA, JR.
Dan Quinn- I was born & lived for many years in Queens, NY. In 1955 my parents moved the family to Ronkonkoma. My Father was a NYPD Detective & my Mother a Home Maker. I attended Seton Hall H.S. & graduated in 1960, shortly after I joined the U.S. Army. After serving in Germany & France I was Honorable discharged as a Sergeant in the Signal Corp.
In 1964 I met the love of my life my wife JoAnne & we married in 1965. In July of 2015 we celebrated 50 years of marriage. We have three married children, a son who is a Production Engineer, two daughters who work for a Senior Living Facility, one is the Food & Beverage Director the other the Events Planner. We have three grandchildren, two in High School & one a Inventory Control worker.
After being discharged from the Army I work at MacArthur Airport as a Quality Control Inspector until October 1966 when I joined the Suffolk County PD. I worked in the 4th Pct. Patrol, 4th Pct. Plainclothes, the 4th Squad, the DA's Office and retired from Homicide in January 1987. During my career I worked with some good partners namely, Hall Coleman, Carmine (Sonny) Sessa, Pat (Top Shelf) Paladino & Dennis Wustenhoff.
After retiring we moved to New Port Richey, Florida in June 1987 & we did a lot of traveling throughout Europe & the United States. I sold Real Estate for a few years then taught Math & Social Studies to Middle School children with learning disabilities & I also had a Property Management/Maintenance business. In 2010 I retired full time & am now enjoying golfing with my brother, retired Dep. Chief Pete Quinn, & just relaxing & enjoying life. Although I am retired for 29 years I still miss the job & the people I worked with.
I served 3 years in the U S Army from 1964-67 and was stationed in Germany,upon discharge I returned home,went to work for Northwest Airline,at Kennedy Airport..A family friend suggested I try SCPD,took & passed the test and was appointed in April 1970.
Assigned the 3rd Pct I started working with Hans Resch in 316.. At a family gathering at his home he introduced me to his sister in law, whom I later married. Despite that I still like Hans and his wife Toni (her sister) anyway.
During those times racial tensions rose .One night a large,vocal crowd gathered in Brentwood,numerous units arrived a backups.Insults and profanities were hurled our way,the Lt. attempted to calm the crowd bt shouting "We are here to be your friends". From the back of the crowd came,"Yeah that's the same shit they told the Indians"..Laughter erupted on both side and things calmed down.
Later I partnered with Richie Frazese (RIP) and then Artie Stover in 306 both good cops who became good friends. I was then transferred to the 5th and rode next to Paul Trovich, another friend ship to this day. Finally I went to Marine Bureau on Marine Kilo with Glen Holmes we had an outstanding team there.
We ( Irene & I) still reside Tony, in the condo you sold us in West Palm Beach I have two daughters and a son ,who was a West Palm Beach motorcycle officer.He was injured in a near fatal accident at 85 mph he received traumatic brain injuries but functions fairly well. I have 4 grandchildren who are all wonderful kids.
Finally a Marine Bureau story; One winter night a member of the barrier beach command suddenly needed a restroom,alas all commercial businesses were closed. A mad dash to the Cheery Grove Police booth was in order.Up the stairs,across the boardwalks at full speed he ran.At the front door the inevitable happened. Doodoo does in deed occur..
My best to all..
Interviewed Billy Parrish PO #1088, my old partner in 115..Results as follows;
I was born in Saint Pauls North Carolina after graduation I entered the Navy.After two training schools I was assigned to an Early Warning Squadron flying between Newfoundland and Bermuda watching the antics of Mr. F. Castro. During these times no one actually knew where we were as we were officially assigned to an Air Force base in Maryland. After the Navy I started working for KLM Airlines in 1958 Good job but not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Took and passed the SCPD test ,was assigned 1st Pct Sqd 4 in 1965 worked for Lt Rick Cronk,Sgts Pete Murray, Phillie Poldino,and who could forget Richard Karn, they were best of bosses. Assigned sector car 115 after a while .It was later decided to "double" 115 &104 Ken McGuire(104) and myself were given the names of two officers who were thought to be suitable for these cars.I would like to acknowledge all the members of Sqd 4 who looked out for me,it was a privilege and honor to have worked with them. In April 1969 I was transferred to Canine I transferred back to the 1st in 1973 to go back to in 115..I was injured in Nov 1978 but returned to work, in Aug 1982 I was admitted to Good Sam for more surgery,never recovered and retired in 1984 from the job I loved so much and still miss to this day. In closing to all those who crossed my path throughout my career I will always be indebted to them for all they did for me.
Tony, it was my good fortune to have you for a partner,even though I know you closed your eyes and prayed hard on some of our encounters with the "bad guys".Thank you for trusting me for all those years.
Editor's (Tony) note although he is too humble to mention it should be noted that Billy received numerous Departmental Commendations both while we were together and before me..He was my mentor..and should have made Detective..in my humble opinion..
JIM WOODS: Jim joined the Town of Islip Police Department June 15th, 1955. On January 1st, 1960, when the Suffolk County Police Department was formed, he remained in the Town of Islip now known as the Third Precinct. Later the same year he was reassigned to the Fifth Precinct sector 505. He transferred to the Highway Patrol Bureau in 1964 assigned to the Traffic Engineering Section. During 1969 he was promoted to Sergeant and returned to the Fifth Precinct as the East End Supervisor. During his tenure at the Fifth he was assigned to organize the School Crossing Guards Section, then was in charge of the Administrative personnel and finally to head-up the Plainclothes Section during 1971 and remained the C/O for 15 years. He retired in 1987.
While still on the job he purchased a home in Hernando Beach, Florida. He and his wife Nora, maintained two homes for six years before selling their New York home in 1995. They purchased a 35 foot motor home in 1996 and explored the U. S., while keeping their home in Florida.
During 1991 the Alumni Association was organized. Jim is a charter member of the Board of Directors and was the first editor of the Newsletter. Most people know Jim from his article “reflections” over the past 20 plus years. Jim and Nora are currently selling their Florida home and returning to Bayport, where they have purchased a home to be close to their family in their twilight years.
MARTIN IMMEL: Marty came on the Department in 1970 after spending eight years with Grumman Corporation working in their space program. After graduating from the academy he was assigned to the Fifth Precinct. He did his time on foot patrol before being assigned to sector 509 where he spent the next seven years. Marty then transferred to sector 511 for a short time before he was assigned to the Plainclothes (now Crime Control) Section. During 1994 he was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Juvenile Division which later became part of the Fugitive Squad and Missing Persons Bureau. Marty said that the Police Department was a super career to have followed and he worked with great people throughout his years in the Department. After retirement he purchased a home in Florida and has been doing the snow bird routine each year. Marty is married to Marylou, who was a dental assistant for many years. They have two children, Marty the 3rd, is a Physical Education Teacher at the Bayport/Blue Point School District. He and his wife also have two children, Martin the 4th, one year old, and Summer, four years of age. Little Summer was introduced to a local Chinese buffet by Grandpa and now every time she sees her Grandparents it’s “buffet” Grandpa? Their other son Mike is married and is employed by the Town of Brookhaven in the Highway Department.
MARTIN ALMBERG: Marty was appointed to the Department in 1972 after serving four years with the Air Force and then with Grumman for seven years. After the Academy he was assigned to the Third Precinct and was assigned to foot patrol. After a period of time he was assigned to sector 302 and Joe Pfeffer was his partner. In 1988 he was transferred to the Marine Division and worked on the Kilo boat. During his tenure in the Marine Division he earned his Captain’s License. He remained in this command until his retirement in 1997. Marty’s wife Carol worked for the Islip School District for thirty years and retired about the same time as Marty. They relocated to the east coast of Florida to a waterfront community. He plays golf at least two times a week with Alumni brother Fred Fernez. He also has an unusual hobby, he collects vintage Mercury outboard motors, the newest one being a 1959 and the oldest 1947. In all he has eighteen motors. He also belongs to the A.O.M.C.I. which is a national organization regarding his hobby. Carol raises orchids in her yard and has quite a number of plants along with her herb garden. The Almbergs have two sons, Martin Jr. is married, and works at the Indian River State College teaching Marine Biology, they have one son, Connor, who attends the University of Tampa; Winston is married and lives in Mount Sinai, Long Island, he has three children, Laif, Rogan, and Lahrs, all attending school. For those living on Long Island, Winston is the owner of Winston and Son Fence Company in Mount Sinai, 631-682-3180. Marty said his son would be glad to do business with people of the S.C.P.D. It is interesting to note that both Alumni above worked at Grumman Aircraft Corp. at the same time period in the same Space Program. Thanks to you both for your stories.
Now, on to a subject that I have been pondering for quite a while. I have decided after twenty plus years of writing Reflections in our Newsletter, to retire. Nora and I will be relocating back to Long Island, while we are in good health, and hopefully find a new home in Bayport. We want to be closer to our family at this stage of life and be more involved with them. I have enjoyed doing the Newsletter and interviewing the Alumni members over the years. Some of you I worked with and some I never knew. It was fun. I hope you enjoyed seeing your stories in the Newsletter as much as I enjoyed interviewing all of you. Now some better news. Tony Puzzo has volunteered to take over the pen at Reflections. Tony is a talented and connected writer who writes the “F-2” column on the Alumni web site. He was a Detective Sergeant assigned to the Arson Squad before retiring in 1986. Tony and his wife Agnes reside in the Port St. Lucie area in Florida. When Tony writes the spring edition I am sure he will fill you in on himself and how to get in touch with him. So, that’s about it for now. Help Tony by answering his calls and giving him your story. Tony, if you want, you have the right to continue my sign-off message,“Keep Beating the System”. It goes with reflections.
Keep Beating the System
Jim Woods 4400 Flexer Drive Hernando Beach, Florida
Florida: 352-596-9003 New York: 631-472-1059
Dick was employed by Commercial Credit Co. before entering the Police
Academy in 1962. During his tenure in the Police Department he
worked in many commands. He started in the First Precinct, then
to the Second, and then on to the Lab, as a Detective. He
then made Sergeant, went to the Fifth, and then went back to the
Second. He remained there and made Lieutenant. He was on
the move again when he made Detective Lieutenant and went to the Arson
Squad. Dick made Captain and went to the District
Commanders Unit until he was transferred to the Marine Division.
He was on the move again and became a Deputy Inspector and
Executive Officer of the Fourth Precinct. Dick was on his last
move, was promoted to Inspector and assigned to the Chief of Patrol’s
Office. He then retired in 1992 after having more than
thirty-seven years on the Police Department. After retirement he
moved out to the north fork to Peconic, Long Island. He built his
own home where he now lives with his wife, Diane, who is a retired
Registered Nurse. The Allens travel to Florida during the cold
months and bring along their twenty-three foot boat. They pick a
different location each year in the Sunshine State for their vacation
visits. Dick and Diane have two children: a son who is
single and resides in upstate New York; and a daughter who is a Police
Officer in the Southold Police Department and is married to Aidan, they
have two children. Dick said they also travel to Ireland to visit
family. Dick and Diane will be travelling with a group of
thirteen family members to Ireland in the near future for a family
gathering. Thanks for your story Dick, you certainly had a rewarding career with the Department and are having a great time in retirement.
Phil entered the Police Academy in 1965 after spending four years
in the Air Force and three years in college. Upon graduation he
was assigned to the Fifth Precinct for two years then transferred to
the Third Precinct. He spent about ten years at the Third until
he transferred to the Planning Section and on to Communications where
he retired in 1985. Phil and his wife, Agnes, moved to New Smyrna
Beach, Florida, soon after retirement. He became a Probation
Officer for two years and then went on to became a Licensed Private
Detective. His wife worked for Embry Riddle College for about ten
years. Both are now fully retired. Phil likes to do
gardening and raise vegetables in his spare time. Phil and Agnes
have one son, Phil Jr. who is married and has two children. He is
an attorney and had a private practice but now works for Rice and Rose
located in Daytona Beach, he deals in criminal and family law. Thanks for your story Phil.|
Joe joined the Department in 1964 after spending time in the Air Force
and Republic Aviation. After the Academy he was assigned to the
First Precinct and went on to the Sixth, the Fifth, Internal Affairs,
and the Major Crime Bureau. Along the way he picked up his
Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Detective Captain and Deputy Inspector
shields before retiring in 1986 from his final command, Major Crime
Bureau. When Joe initially retired, he and his wife, Patricia,
moved to Hartwell, Georgia. He worked as a staff
writer for the local newspaper. After a few years with the paper
he became the Hart County Solid Waste Manager where he oversaw the
implementation of a modern waste disposal system. He finally
retired for good in 1997 and moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, in
2001. This past year he moved to Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Joe and Patricia raised five children, who gave them fourteen
grandchildren, including one great-grandchild. Their oldest
daughter, Patricia, is a nurse, is married, and presently a stay at
home mom with three boys, she lives in Tucson, Arizona; Tom lives in
Wilmington, North Carolina, and is an account executive with a company
that offers state of the art 911 systems; Chris is a family doctor on
the staff of his county hospital in Martinez, California; Mike is a
senior nuclear inspector with the Atomic Energy Agency, he is presently
stationed at the agency headquarters in Vienna, Austria, is married and
has three children; and last, but not least, is daughter Terri, she is
married, has two children, and works as an Emergency Room nurse in Rock
Hill, North Carolina. Thanks for your story Joe. |
|KEITH BETTINGER: Keith was a Garden City, New York, Police Officer for a couple of years before joining
the ranks of the S.C.P.D. in 1972, Recruit Class 51. His first
assignment was the First Precinct. He then went on to Highway
Patrol and again moved to the Second Precinct for the rest of his
career, retiring out of the Plainclothes Section during 1994.
Keith remained in New York and was a teacher at the New York Institute of Technology, Criminal Justice Section for three years. He then moved to Las Vegas with his family.
Since retiring Keith has written over 125 police related articles for
various publications and also had the time to author three books:
Murder in McHenry; End of Watch; and Fighting Crime with “Some” Day and
Lenny. His wife, Lynn, worked at a day care center for young
children both in New York and Las Vegas. She is now also
retired. Keith and Lynn have three sons: Shawn, who works
for Southwest Airlines; Brett, a Pharmacist for Wal-Mart; and Derek,
who works at an electrical supply house. All live in Las
Vegas. In their spare time Keith and Lynn enjoy sightseeing in
the neighboring states. Thanks for your story Keith and good luck writing.|
Joe was appointed to the Department in 1968 after spending time in the
Navy,seeing duty in Vietnam, and then working at Fairchild Corp.
After the Academy he was assigned to the Fifth Precinct. During
1972 he was assigned to the Property Bureau where he stayed until his
retirement in 1989. In his spare time before he retired Joe
started the Long Island Trophies and Awards business which he continued
doing into retirement. He is also on the board of directors of
the S.C.P.D. Historical Society and many more fraternal and military
organizations. Joe’s wife, Chris, worked at Swezey’s Department
Store in Patchogue for several years but then was a stay at home mom
when the first child was born. Since retiring, Joe and his wife
travelled throughout the country using their time share. They
have four sons: Bryan, a teacher at the Brentwood School
District; Scott, recently took over the family business, Long Island
Trophies and Awards; Randy works for P.C. Richard and is married to
Michelle, they have four girls, Samantha, Diana, Bella, and Kayla; and
Corey, who works for Capital One. Joe and Chris will be heading
to Orlando, Florida, in July for her family reunion. Joe also
mentioned that he lost track of a good friend, Charles Thompson, (last
known address is Newbury Vermont) about ten years ago and requests
anyone reading this Newsletter knowing an up to date address and phone number for him to call Joe at 631-475-1548. Thanks for your story Joe and good luck locating Charlie.|
Bob worked for the Suffolk County Mosquito Control in the early 1950’s
before he was appointed to the Islip Town Police Department during
January of 1955. Bob worked mostly in the Bay Shore area before his career was interrupted by Uncle Sam in 1957, when he was drafted into the Army. Bob lucked out
because of his college background and landed a very technical
assignment, putting the warheads together on the atomic bombs while
overseas. Bob returned to the now Suffolk County Police
Department and resumed
his carrier. He was assigned to the Third Precinct and was
assigned a sector in the Bay Shore area. He was promoted to
Sergeant in 1966 and remained in the Third Precinct, also doing duty on
Fire Island during
the summer months. He was then promoted to Lieutenant in 1970 and
assigned as the Administrative Supervisor again at the Third
Precinct. Bob was on the move again in 1975 and was transferred
to the Marine Division. He remained in the Marine Bureau until
his retirement in 1981, except for a short reassignment to the Second
Precinct during his tenure at Marine Bureau. Bob has one
daughter, Kathleen. who is a retiredsupervisor
from Suffolk County and was assigned to the Police Department.
Since his retirement Bob did quite a bit of traveling around this great
country and has made good use of his boat. It was great talking over “old” times with you Bob thanks for your story.|
Gene came to the S.C.P.D. in 1970 after spending four years with the
U.S. Air Force. After attending the Police Academy he was briefly
assigned to the Fourth Precinct and then to the Fifth Precinct.
He remained there for a number of years in sector 522 and also worked
on the desk. He then was transferred to the A.V.R. section and
then to the Juvenile-Missing Persons Bureau, and finally retired
1989. During his tenure in the Police Department, Gene was
attending college and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree.
After retirement he attended the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut,
and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Over the years his
practice was located at several locations on Long Island. He now
practices on a limited basis in the patient’s home. Gene’s wife,
Sunni, was employed by the New York City School System for many years
and BOCES for seventeen years before her retirement. They have
three children: Russell, who has three children, Kristine,
Mathew, who is in the U.S. Air Force, and Nicolette; Jodie, who has two
children, Cheyenne and Christerfer (Jodie also is an Optician and owns
Spectacular Eye Wear in Woodbury, Long Island, 516-822-8971
should any one live in that area); and Joseph,
who has one daughter, Olivia. Joseph and Russell work together at
their business F M S Trucking, they move heavy machines and can be
reached at 646-734-8816 in Bayport Long Island. Gene and Sunni do
a lot of traveling, especially in Europe, in their
retirement. Thanks for your story Gene. Sounds like you have done very well in your retirement.|
joined the ranks of S.C.P.D. during 1967 after spending some time in
the U. S. Army. After the Academy, he was assigned to the Second
Precinct in patrol. He then transferred to the Marine Division
and finally to J. A. B. where he worked until his retirement in
1980 on a disability. After retirement, Manny and his wife,
Ellen, travelled around the country and finally settled in Garner,
North Carolina and built a home for their family in the mountains.
Manny landed a job with the North Carolina Division of State Law
Enforcement, as a Police Officer, for 17 years, retiring in
2007. Not ready to settle down yet, he then was employed at
the Raleigh/Durham International Airport in security and
screening, for 6 more years. Manny, now seventy, said
enough and fully retired 1n 2008.
wife Ellen worked at Pilgrim State Hospital in records and after
settling in North Carolina became a medical Transcriber, retiring in
and Ellen have four children; Donald who is a Police Officer with the
Charlotte N.C. Police Department as a Helicopter Pilot (also an
Instructor), he is married to Marie and they have 3 children. Bill, is
a Captain with the Raleigh N.C. Fire Department, he is married to
Louise and they have 2 children. Millisa of Chapel Hill, N.C. is
married to a Raleigh Fire Department Capt, they have 2 children. And
Amy who lives and works in Washington D.C. in the Media Relations
So, all you early J.A.B. Alumni, this is what happened to Manny after retirement,
for your story Manny.
was a pre S.C.P.D. officer coming on the Huntington Town Police
Department during 1957. At the formation of S.C.P.D. he was assigned to
the First Precinct in sector 105. After a year in the First he was
transferred back to the Second Precinct to Sector 203. After a couple
of years he was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Second Squad.
After six years with the Squad, Stan was on the move again and went to
Main Squad Detectives and finally to the Intelligence Unit where he
remained until his retirement on February 20th, 1978.
relocated to Sebastian, Florida and became a commercial fisherman
working the waters between Sebastian and Coco Beach for clams. He did
this for eighteen years and then went on to a security job at a local
country club for the next nine years. He then said, “enough” and
retired for good. He then relocated to Barefoot Bay, Florida for
another nine years before relocating again to Sun City, South Carolina.
his thirty five years of retirement Stan and his wife Mary toured the
U.S.A. several times in their motor homes that they owned over the
years. While living at Sebastian Florida, Mary had a Housekeeping
business to keep her and her employees busy. They also have two
children, John, who lives on Long Island is the Manager of an auto
parts store and Christine who is married and has two daughters, Clara
Mae 7 years old, and Della Grace 11 years old. Stan wanted to mention
that he loves his granddaughters big blue eyes.
for your story Stan, as I always say “keep beating the system”, Stan,
it looks like you beat it, being retired over 36 years.
joined S.C.P.D. in 1967 and after the Academy he was assigned to the
Sixth Precinct. He was assigned to Port Jefferson Village which
was no stranger to him because he went to Port Jeff High School and
grew up in the Village.
a period of time Paul was reassigned to an experimental unit “street
crime prevention”. He worked in this unit, which was eventually kept by
the Department, and was assigned a partner, Bill Mahoney. Paul and Bill
worked for many years together until they got involved with a call from
Headquarters as a reported “Homicide” which turned out to be just a
drunken man in the roadway. Unfortunately, this would be Paul’s last
night, they got the man on his feet, and he then fell to the ground
taking Paul with him, breaking his back. After three spinal
surgeries Paul was retired in 1978 on a disability.
relocated to Sarasota, and was a bachelor for about ten years until he
met and married Marianne. Marianne is an Registered Nurse working in
Sarasota. During his life in Florida he regained some relief with the
help of a good Chiropractor and received his Private Investigators
License both in New York and Florida. He worked at a disco in
Westhampton, New York and also did some domestic investigations both in
New York and Palm Beach, Florida which was quite exciting work.
always remembered his partner Bill and how well they worked together.
Paul always kept in touch, but not in person, with Bill over the past
fifteen years and finally talked Bill into a week’s visit with him in
Sarasota this past January. Paul encourages “partners” to keep in
touch with each other.
Thanks for your story, Paul.
FRANK DE LORENZO:
came to the S.C.P.D. during 1969 after spending two years with N.Y.P.D.
After the Academy he was assigned to the First Precinct on a foot post.
He then worked his way into sector 102 and remained there for about 15
years. Frank then was assigned to the Emergency Services Unit for five
years and from there retired in 1990.
after retirement Frank relocated with his family to Seneca, South
Carolina and got a position at Bear Creek Nuclear Plant in charge of
security for a few years. He then worked for fifteen years with Kroger
Marine Construction Company building docks and controlling erosion in
the area of Lake Keowee. He is now employed part time with a classic
auto restoration garage.
Frank owns a 1955 Chevy and has toured the country showing his car, he has many trophies from the various shows.
wife, Barbara, was a secretary for 26 years in Plainview, N.Y. and 17
years at Clemson University, South Carolina, she now works part time
for the school. Frank and Barbara have one son, Frank Jr. who is a
supervisor for the Michelin Tire Company. He is married and has
two children Victoria (tory) 13 years old and Frank who is 8 years old.
Thanks for your story Frank.
spent four years in the Navy before joining the S.C.P.D. in January
1963. He was assigned to the First Precinct, serving as a sector car
operator (initially as the first operator on the first tour of a new
one man car 115 in Wyandanch), followed by four years in the Babylon
Village car 112 then on to the Plainclothes Section before being
promoted to Sergeant in 1970. In September 1975 then transferred to
Highway Patrol and remained an Expressway Sergeant until his retirement
retiring he and his wife Barbara bought land out in Southold and built
a home in 1998. Barbara had worked as a registered Nurse at Good Sam
Emergency room for 43 years. She left there and worked part time at a
nursing and rehab center in Greenport and finally retired this past
December. During his police career, Barry also drove school charters
for Inter County Motor Coach Co. in Babylon and continues to do the
same two or three days a week for Sunrise Coach Co. in Greenport.
have two daughters. Virginia, a nurse, like her mother, works in
patient discharge at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. Her
husband is a longtime Physician’s Assistant at Southampton Hospital’s
E.R. , they also live in Southold. Cynthia, is single and has worked
for the past fifteen years for PAYCHEX in Rochester, N.Y. as a software
their spare time Barbara and Barry travel, they haqve been to Europe
twice and England/Ireland once. In Ireland, the bus driver stopped the
bus in Tuam County, Galway and allowed Barry to get off the bus and
stand in the town from where his ancestors immigrated. They have taken
frequent one week trips throughout the U.S.A. Next year they will be
married fifty years and plan a trip to Hawaii.
spends much of her time working on her many craft hobbies and gardening
(when the deer don’t kill her plants). Barry enjoys fishing on his 20
foot Grady White either out in the far reaches of Gardners Bay or
trailering the boat to New Suffolk and fishing out in the ocean off
Thanks Barry for the story, you made this one easy for me.
came to the S.C.P.D. during 1963 and after the Academy was assigned to
the First Precinct. During his stay in the First he had an interest in
K-9 dogs, so, he and brother Police officer Pat Conley approached the
Department to organize a K-9 unit to combat the high rate of burglaries
in the factory area of East Farmingdale. His request was approved and
he and Pat went around the country to various schools and returned with
two dogs and the S.C.P.D. K-9 section was formed. The results of this
patrol drastically reduced the burglary rate in the Factory area. After
several years Barry was promoted to Detective and assigned to the
Juvenile Aid Bureau. He then was transferred to the Third Squad and
again to the Sixth Squad where he started a S.O.P. unit, Barry retired
from the Sixth Squad in 1984.
his time on the Job Barry started up Peace Security Inc. When he
retired he worked at his business full time with 150 employees until he
sold the business in 1995. Barry then travelled around the country and
especially at Riverhead Raceway supervising security at racing events,
he did this for about Five years and finally retired. He now has free
time to put into his hobby of gun collecting and firearms from
the Spanish American war to the Korean war. He also spends time in his
Florida residence at Spring Hill, Florida. Barry is now looking into
the S.C.P.D. Historical Society to see if he can assist them in any way.
has two daughters, Danielle, married to Matt Vereline, they have
two children. Matt is the owner of South Shore Landscaping, located in
Bohemia and services all Long Island. Barry’s second daughter is Debra
who is single.
Thanks for your story Barry, and I am sure the Historical Society will welcome your help.
came to the Suffolk County Police Department in 1975 after spending two
years with the New York City Transcit Authority. After the Academy he
was asigned to the Fifth Precinct and also worked seasonal on Fire
Island. He then went on to Communications for ten years and finally
retired out of the Sixth Precinct in 1992. Since his retirement Roy has
been fully retired but makes time to go on extended cruises. He
remarked about one vacation that he enjoyed most which was on a trip to
China and included a cruise on the Yangtze River. Most of Roy's time is
taken up looking after seven grandchildren. His wife Brigitte is a
travel agent at All-Eays Travel located in Center Moriches and can be
found at 631-878-1600 for anyone needing tips on traveling. Roy and
Brigitte have two children: Yvonne, they have three children; Dan is an
eighteen year veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department and is a
Detective in he Seventh Squad, he has four children.
Thanks for your story Roy and don't let those seven grandchildren tucker you out.
spent two years at the New York Port Authority before joining the ranks
of the Suffolk County Police Department. He spent five years at the
Third Precinct and went on to the Police Academy for another four years
before being promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Second Precinct.
Jack was on the move again and was reassigned to the Police Academy as
the Executive Officer of the Firearms Section until his retirement in
2010. His spare time is taken up with the Civil Air Patrol as New York
Wing Commander and holds the rank of Colonel. He spends most Mondays in
White Plains, New York, where he maintains his office. His wife Debbie
is also retired, from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Company. Jack and
Debbie have two children: Mike is a paramedic on Long Island; Adam
works for the Suffolk County Department of Public Works. It also looks
like Jack and his wife will be spending some time at St. Cloud,
Florida, where they recently closed on a vacation home.
Thanks for your story Jack and welcome to Florida.
spent two and one half years with the New York City Police Department
before joining the ranks of the Suffolk County Police Department in
1969. After the Academy he was assigned to the Second Precinct. He then
went to the Highway Patrol Bureau and then on to the Academy as an EVOC
instructor. He remained there until his retirement in 1987. Dennis and
his wife Susan relocated to Brooksville, Florida, and became a Deputy
Sheriff in Hernando County. He spent his final yeards as a Court
Bailiff for Judge Merrott Sr. He then retired with fourteen years of
service. Upon reflecting on his experience working for three Police
Departmentshe said there is none better than the good old Suffolk
County Police Department. Not being ready to fully retire Dennis took a
job with a security business for two and one half years before full
retirement. Dennis and his wife Susan have two daughters and two
grandchildren; Jennifer is a designer of ladies gowns and her husband
is in transportation; Stacey is a teacher with the Hernando County
School District and her husband is a Deputy Sheriff with Hernando
County. Dennis now has plenty of time on his hands and attends the
monthly breakfast with his fellow Alumni of the Suffolk County Police
Thanks for your story, Dennis.
started his police career with the Transit Police in New York City
during 1965 before he came to the Suffolk County Police Department.
After the Academy he was assigned to the Fifth Precinct for a short
time but he said "the roar of the Harley" lured him to the Highway
Patrol Bureau where he stayed for the rest of his career, retiring in
1981. After retiring he took a job with a large environmental service
company and after twelve years he recently retired as Director of
Operations. Bob's wife Barbara worked for a large company on Long
Island for fifteen years as the company's Comptroller. She recently
retired. Since retiring Bob and Barbara relocated from Long Island to
the central area of the West Coast of Florida. Bob and Barbara have
five children: Chris, located in New York, is married with two
children, he is the Station Master at Grand Central Station, New York
City; Diane, married with one child, lives in Oregon and is Vice
President of Fuji Medical Division; Irene, of North Carolina, is
married with three children and is a stay at home mom; Peter, of
Florida, has two children and works for the United States Postal
Service in Tampa; Veronica is finishing up her music degree at Catholic
University located in Washington, D.C., she graduates in December 2013
and will likely remain in D.C. as a music teacher. Bob said he will
miss good old New York and his friend of firthy-three years, Kenny
Murtha. Kenny and Bob were partners on the job in the Transit
Authority, the Fifth Precinct and the Highway Patrol Bureau. Maybe he
can get Kenny to relocate in Florida. What do you say Ken? It's always
Thanks for your story Bob, it's great adding you to the list of Florida Alumni.
Jim joined the ranks of the Suffolk County Police in 1970 and upon graduation from the Academy was assigned to the Fifth Precinct on April Fools Day of that year. After being in uniform for fifteen years he was assigned to the Plainclothes Section of the Fifth Precinct and remained there until 1992 when he was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Fugitive Squad. During 1998, he was assigned to the First Squad Detective Unit until his retirement in 1999. All during his career he maintained his employment with Allied Van Lines, full time before S.C.P.D., part time while on the job, and full time again when he retired. Jim retired full time in 2002. Jim's wife Nancy, worked at the local school and later kept busy at home raising her family. She passed away on November 13, 2009 after forty-six years of marriage to Jim. They had three sons: Jim, a State Fire Marshal at Suffolk County Air Force Base; Steve, who followed in his dad's foot steps and is retired from the Southampton Police Department; and Glen, who lives in Virginia and is in the construction business. Glen's wife is in charge of customer relations at the U.S. Naval Museum at Norfork Virginia. Jim has seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Jim splits his time between Long Island and Florida. In his spare time he does a little hunting and doting over his 1962 Corvette, keeping it in good
shape. One thing Jim said was that coming on the Police Department was
one of the best decisions in his life and the opportunity to work
with his brother officers.
Thanks for your story Jim
worked for the railroad in the traffic department in Vermont before
joining the S. C. P. D. in July 1963. He was assigned to the west end
of the county and moved to the Sixth Precinct in 1987. He was promoted
to Detective and assigned to the Sixth Squad. He transferred to the
Robbery Squad, then to the Homicide Squad, later to the District
Attorneys Office and finely to the Intelligence Squad where he remained
until his retirement in 1997. His wife, Joan, worked for Suffolk County
also, in the Child Support Enforcement Section until her retirement in
2006. Dennis has five children: Nancy, a physical therapist has four
children; Debby, employed by Davis Vision, has four children; Laura,
who is a homemaker, has four children; and John, a New York City
Firefighter assigned to Brooklyn, has four children. Susan, who is
employed at Mather Memorial Hospital, has 5 children. Joan has one
child, Kerri, who is a homemaker, lives in Maryland and has two 2
children. Dennis still lives on Long Island but winters at South Beach,
Florida. His spare time is taken up with his boat and travelling,
recently returning from a trip to Europe. I am sure, with all those
grandchildren, Dennis and Joan are kept very busy. Nice talking to you
Dennis and thanks for your story.
Thanks for your story Dennis.
PAUL DE KLEINE:
entered the ranks of the S.C.P.D. in May of 1967 and was assigned to
the Fighting First Precinct. He was assigned to several sector
units but spent most of his time in sector 106. He was
then transferred to the Plainclothes Section and remained there
for twelve years until his retirement in 1990. Since his
retirement, Paul and his wife, Barbara, relocated to North Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina. Paul has had several part time jobs in
retirement but completely retired in 2005. Barbara is a retired nurse
from Tennessee and has three children; a son in Albany, New York
who is retired from the United States Navy; a son in Tennessee;
and a daughter living in Florida. In their spare time Paul and Barbara
cruise, most recently from Italy to Miami, Florida.
Thanks for you story, Paul.
joined the ranks of the S.C.P.D., after putting in four years with the
United States Air Force, on April 1972. He was assigned to the
"Fighten" First Precinct. He worked in North Amityville and
Wyandanch many years before being assigned to Street Crime and the
Crime Control Section. He was then promoted to the First Squad and
did the last ten years in Criminal Intelligence, retiring in 2002.
During his tenure in the police department Tom was assigned to the
Hostage Negotiation Team, served on the Awards Committee for ten
years, is a past president of the First Precinct Brotherhood, and is
currently a board member ofthe Retired Detective Association.
Since retiring Tom and his wife, Kathie, started the North
Fork Trolley Company in 2003. They give wine tours on the North
Fork of Long Island, wedding transportation, and many other tours
of interest (Check out their website, North Fork Trolley Company, it's
interesting). Tom and Kathie have four children: Tom Jr. who was a
Police Officer with the New York City Police Department for eight
and a half years and is now a Suffolk County Police Officer for three
years assigned to the First Precinct in North Amityville; Mike, a
butcher in New Jersey; Heather, a school teacher in West Babylon;
and Becci, who owns her own designer business in Rochester, New York.
Tom and Kathie also own a home in Stony Creek, New York, located
in the Adirondacks where their seven grandchildren "can raise all
the hell they want". Nice story Tom, continued good luck with your
trolley, and thanks for your story.
Thanks for your story Tom.
HAROLD (WHITEY) HANSEN:
entered the Police Academy in 1969. He was then assigned to
the Second Precinct and remained there until he was transferred to
the Marine Bureau, remaining there for sixteen years, and finally
hung his hat up in the Special Patrol Bureau and retired after a total
of twenty-one years of service. He then moved to Jupiter, Florida,
and married his wife, Nancy, who is a retired nurse from
Chicago, Illinois. Whitey then relocated to South Carolina and
relocated again to his present home at the Villages in Florida.
During his retirement he has held several part time jobs but is now
fully retired and into that wild game of golf. Nancy has three
children: a son who is a graphic designer; a son who is a dealer in Las
Vegas; and a daughter who is in medical sales. During their spare
time Whitey and Nancy take to the high seas, cruising. Note:
Harold stated, "if you call me Harold nobody will know who your talking
about, everybody knows me as Whitey". OK, I got that right Harold,
oh I mean Whitey.
Thanks for the story Whitey
Frank came on the Brookhaven Town Police Dept in 1959 and in 1960 was assigned to the Sixth Precinct when the Suffolk County Police Department was formed. He remained in the Sixth Precinct in patrol and Plainclothes for ten years. Frank was then promoted to Detective and assigned to Main Office and then to the Robbery Squad. He retired in 1979. Soon after retiring, Frank relocated out of state and took care of his wife, Irene, who was in ill health, for the next ten years. In his spare time he became a licensed fishing and hunting guide. Irene and Frank had three children, two daughters and one son. Frank later met and married Sophia. He now enjoys fishing and travelling to visit his children, one of whom lives in Florida, When he comes to Florida he also gets to visits a couple of Alumni who live near his daughter's home. Frank wanted to be remembered to all his fellow Alumni both from the Brookhaven Police Department and the Suffolk County Police Department.
Thanks, Frank, for your story, keep warm!
entered his police career in 1956 with the Village of Patchogue. When
the SuffolkCounty Police Department was formed in 1960 he was a Police
Officer assigned to the Communications Bureau. Shortly after, during
the same year, he was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Fifth
Squad. He then was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Fifth Precinct and again returned to the Fifth Squad as a Detective Sergeant. John was on the move again and was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Sixth Precinct. During 1972 John made Detective Lieutenant and went to the Seventh Squad and in 1974 went back to the Fifth Squad. He made his final move to Headquarters and was in charge of the Sex Crime and Burglary Units. John retired during 1984 and headed up to the North Country in New York and built a house on forty-three acres of property and raised twenty-five head of steers. During 1997 John then sold his farm and returned to East Patchogue and retired. There's another side of John's career that may not be known to most. In his youth he played professional basketball with the House of David basketball team and later was a catcher with the Yankees minor league team. John's wife, Alice Ann, was a "stay at home" mom and raised five children: Steve is a Clinical Psychologist in California who has five children; Ellen is a Social Worker and lives on Long Island; Kathy has two children; Diane has one son, her husband, Mick Boyers, is the producer for the Montana and Life with Boys shows; Jacqui has an auto parts business on Long Island.
Nice story John, thanks. Hopefully I have all the facts and years down right for you and your family.
joined the Babylon Village Police Department in 1953 after serving with
theUnited States Navy during World War II and the Korean War assigned
to the submarine division. In 1960 he was assigned to the First Precinct. He spent the rest of his career at the First Precinct, retiring out of the Plainclothes Section in 1972. Alex then relocated to Titusville, Florida, and became a Deputy Sheriff for the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, attaining the rank of Sergeant, Chief Bailiff. He then retired again and some time later moved to The Villages, Florida, to be closer to his daughter Suzanne. Suzanne is married to Bruce Enzmann, also retired from the Suffolk County Police Department. Alex also has a grandson in law enforcement working as a D.E.A. agent.
Thanks, Alex, for the story.