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Two Retire from Rye PD with Combined Five Decades of Service

The Rye PD is saluting two of its finest as they each head off to retirement after a combined five decades of service to the City of Rye.

Lieutenant Scott Craig

Rye PD Lieutenant Scott Craig with a service dog from Blue Path
Rye PD Lieutenant Scott Craig with a service dog from Blue Path

On Wednesday, Lieutenant Scott Craig had his final walkout when he signed out at 4pm on Wednesday after 31 years of service.

“At the time Officer Scott Craig was hired I was a Sergeant and assigned to teach at the Westchester Police Academy where I can still remember teaching Officer Craig and Officer John Hannah during firearms training, it seems like only yesterday and it is now 31 years later,” said Public Safety Commissioner Robert Falk. “Scott was known for apprehending two homicide suspects that were wanted in Green County, New York. Scott has held every position in the City of Rye Police Department. He was a first responder at the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001. Scott has many friends and associates in the Law Enforcement community throughout the country and has been a pleasure to have worked with.”

Craig began his career with Rye PD in May 1990 after graduating the Westchester County Police Academy and being named “TOP Cop” of the graduating class. He became Youth Officer/Detective in  August 1999 and Detective General Investigations in October 2000. He further advanced to Sergeant in July 2001 and Lieutenant in July 2014.

“Scott is truly going to be missed his contributions to this Department over his 31 years are irreplaceable. I can never thank him enough for being my mentor the last 5 years, I will miss seeing him every day,” said Lieutenant Mike Anfuso.

Sergeant Michael Kenny

Rye PD Toys for Tots
Rye PD Officer Mike Kenny with Officer Dave Casale during a Toys for Tots drive in 2011.

On Monday, July 5th, Sergeant Michael Kenny will retire after 22 year of service.

“Michael was a distinguished youth officer when assigned to the Detective Division and was the lead detective in a case against a person who was charged with the rape of a child and was later sentenced to a very long prison term,” said Public Safety Commissioner Robert Falk. “Shortly after that Michael was promoted to the position of a Patrol Sergeant. He was also a member of the Westchester County Detectives Association for many years. Mike was also awarded the “Top Cop” at the Police Academy.”

After joining the department as an officer in January of 1999, Kenny advanced to Detective in September 2014 and further to Sergeant on March 2018.

Rye PD is looking to fill both positions as soon as possible.

1 COMMENT

  1. Mike Kenny could have pursued any career he wanted. After service as a Marine Corps Officer, He joined the financial field, but his devotion to duty and his community led him to his distinguished career in law enforcement. His intelligence, integrity, decency, and yes, sense of humor will be missed. Fair winds and following seas to you, and Semper Fidelis.
    Bob Cypher

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