Honoring Chief William J. Kilfoil upon the occasion of his retirement from Port Washington Police District

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  • 13 / Jun / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Chief William J. Kilfoil upon the occa-
sion of his retirement from Port Washington Police District

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those distinguished officers and citizens who would devote themselves to
public service, demonstrating great courage and diligence in providing
for the care and welfare of the citizens of their communities and this
great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Within every community of the State of New York there are
certain individuals who, by virtue of their commitment and dedication,
command the respect and admiration of their community for their exem-
plary contributions and service on behalf of others; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Chief William
J. Kilfoil upon the occasion of his retirement from Port Washington
Police District, to be celebrated on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the
Chateau Briand in Carle Place, New York; and
WHEREAS, Chief William Kilfoil retired on April 30, 2013, after nearly
39 years of service; he was hired on July 16, 1974, by then Police
Commissioners Frank Scobbo, Charles Murphy and Everett Hehn; and
WHEREAS, For seven years, William Kilfoil worked as a beat cop; he
became a friendly presence on Main Street, Port Washington Boulevard and
at the many traffic crossings in town; and
WHEREAS, In September 1981, William Kilfoil was promoted to Sergeant
and was assigned to the Detective Division as Port Washington's first
School Resource Officer; he remained in that position until January
1985, when he was promoted to the post of Administrative Lieutenant; and
WHEREAS, On April 30, 1987, William Kilfoil was again promoted, this
time to the rank of the Deputy Commanding Officer of the Police District
as Captain of Police; he became acting Chief of Police in November of
1992 and was formally sworn in on January 16, 1993, as the ninth Chief
of Police of the Police District; and
WHEREAS, Born in New York City, Chief William Kilfoil moved to Hicks-
ville in 1962; he is a 1969 graduate of Hicksville High School and is a
2000 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Long Island University at C.W. Post in
Criminal Justice Studies; and
WHEREAS, In addition to his professional responsibilities, Chief
William Kilfoil has been called upon to contribute his time and talents
to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given of
himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Chief William Kilfoil is also proud that he is past president
of both the Nassau County Municipal Police Chiefs Association from
2012-2013, and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police from
2009-2010; he also served on three F.B.I. Criminal Justice Information
Service Committees from 2006-2012; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Janet and their son,
Michael, both of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and
rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those dedicated
public servants who unselfishly devote their lives to the preservation
of order and the protection of others are worthy and due full praise for
their commitment and noble endeavors; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Chief William J. Kilfoil upon the occasion of his retirement from
Port Washington Police District; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Chief William J. Kilfoil.


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