J2493

Congratulating Police Chief Gregory G. Wickett after more than 30 years of distinguished service to the Town of Hamburg Police Depar...

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J2493



Senate Resolution No. 2493

BY: Senator JACOBS

CONGRATULATING Chief Gregory G. Wickett upon the
occasion of his retirement after more than 30 years
of distinguished service to the Town of Hamburg
Police Department

WHEREAS, It is the custom 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
exemplary contributions and service on behalf of others; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Chief
Gregory G. Wickett upon the occasion of his retirement after more than
30 years of distinguished service to the Town of Hamburg Police
Department; and

WHEREAS, Gregory G. Wickett began his illustrious law enforcement
career in 1987, fulfilling his life long dream to become a police
officer; he spent 22 years on road patrol, with the exception of a short
stint in the Detective Bureau; and

WHEREAS, Rising through the ranks to hold every position within the
department, Gregory G. Wickett was promoted to Lieutenant in October of
1998, and Detective Lieutenant in February of 2005; one year later, in
August of 2006, he requested to return to the Patrol Division where his
true passion lies; and

WHEREAS, In March of 2009, Gregory G. Wickett was promoted to
Captain, during which time he commanded both the Patrol Division and the
Administrative Division, before his final promotion to Chief, the
esteemed position from which he will officially retire in January of
2020; and

WHEREAS, For nearly 33 years, Gregory G. Wickett rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to the Town of Hamburg Police
Department, earning the admiration, esteem and affection of his
colleagues; and

WHEREAS, A true asset to his profession, Gregory G. Wickett also
served as President of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association; and

WHEREAS, A lifelong resident of the Town of Hamburg, Gregory G.
Wickett attended St. Mary's Elementary School and St. Francis High
School; he went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from
Buffalo State College; and

WHEREAS, The great State of New York is fortunate to have brave
public servants like Chief Gregory G. Wickett who risk their lives in

the line of duty each day to protect the residents of our communities;
no greater debt is owed than that owed to those who are willing to put
service over self; 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
congratulate Chief Gregory G. Wickett upon the occasion of his
retirement after more than 30 years of distinguished service to the Town
of Hamburg Police Department; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Chief Gregory G. Wickett.

actions

  • 15 / Jan / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Jan / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Jan / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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