Resolution J935-2013

Honoring Mary Christine Doherty upon the occasion of her designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade

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  • Mar 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Mary "Christine" Doherty upon the occa-
sion of her designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual  Bay  Ridge
St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 24, 2013

WHEREAS, St. Patrick's Day is a time for people of all nationalities and
generations  to  assemble and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of
the Irish people throughout the United States; and
  WHEREAS, A St. Patrick's Day parade reflects and records  the  ongoing
history  of  the United States and Ireland, and provides opportunity for
people of all generations to assemble in ethnic pride and pageantry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Mary
"Christine"  Doherty  upon  the  occasion  of  her designation as Deputy
Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held
on Sunday, March 24, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Mary "Christine" Doherty was born and raised  in  Bay  Ridge,
Brooklyn,  and still resides there today; she began her education at St.
Patrick's School and continued her  education  at  Bishop  Kearney  High
School until her graduation in 1988; and
  WHEREAS, Christine Doherty attended St. John's University and obtained
her  Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation and Logistics in 1993;
and
  WHEREAS, Christine Doherty's parents, Marie  and  Sean  Doherty,  both
immigrated  to New York from Dublin, Ireland in 1963; once in Bay Ridge,
they met up with Sean's sister and brother who had emigrated before him;
they settled into Bay Ridge and began a family; and
  WHEREAS, In 1979, Sean and Marie Doherty had decided  they  wanted  to
return  to Ireland, so they packed up the family and returned to Dublin;
after a year away, they realized that Bay Ridge had  become  their  true
home, so they returned to the same home they left; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1997,  Christine Doherty joined the New York City Police
Department; she started her career in the 60th Precinct in Coney Island,
and quickly moved up the ranks; and
  WHEREAS, With just five years on, Christine Doherty  was  promoted  to
Sergeant  and sent to work in the theater district in New York City; she
was then asked to join the Press Office for the  NYPD  where  she  spent
several years acting as a liaison with the NYPD and the Media; and
  WHEREAS, Upon her promotion to Lieutenant in 2006, she was assigned to
the  10th Precinct in Chelsea; later that same year, she was transferred
to the Special Operations Division at Floyd Bennett Field; and
  WHEREAS, In this  capacity,  Christine  Doherty  coordinated  all  the
specialty  units of the NYPD, including the Emergency Services Unit, the
Aviation Unit, the Mounted Unit, and the Harbor Unit,  as  well  as  the
Disorder Control Unit; and
  WHEREAS, Christine Doherty's proudest moment was when she was promoted
to  Captain  in April 2011; upon her promotion, she became the Executive
Officer of the 72nd Precinct, in Sunset Park; and
  WHEREAS, After just six months at the 72nd Precinct, Christine Doherty
was asked to join the NYPD's elite Counterterrorism Bureau where she and
her colleagues strive on a daily basis to keep the citizens of New  York
City safe; and
  WHEREAS,  With her throughout have been her Mom who is extremely proud
and supportive of her career; her long-time friend,  Jim  Coleman,  whom
she  married  in 2006; her sister, Pamela and brother-in-law, Scott; and
her brother, Sean, and sister-in-law, Samantha; as well as 13 nieces and
nephews, all of whom feel privileged to  be  a  part  of  her  life  and
rejoice in her achievements; and

  WHEREAS,  A  fitting  choice for Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay
Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade, Christine Doherty  embodies  the  spirit
and  the  cherished  ideals  and values of Irish-Americans of this great
State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Mary  "Christine" Doherty upon the occasion of her designation as
Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St.  Patrick's  Day  Parade;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mary "Christine" Doherty.

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