Resolution J2317-2013

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



  • Jun 13, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


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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