Last week we lost a great guy. He was a retired "old school" Irish beat cop. He was witty, and nothing or no one was off limits with his sarcastic one liners. He told it like it was, not how he (or you) wanted it to be, he had an opinion on every subject and was never afraid to share it with anyone who would listen. He wasone tough guy who was once named cop of the year .
He fought the city (and won) the right to REMAIN on the police force after the mandatory retirement age. At the very end of his career his health started to decline. He passed away last week.
He knew my parents very well and took me under his wing when I first got on the department. He would often give me advice and I learned an awful lot from him. I will miss him alot.