William X. Draper, 29 and a lifetime resident of Rye, is the newest Rye PD officer.
Draper was sworn in Monday morning at Rye City Hall. He joins the police department from the City Mount Vernon where he has been a police officer for the last two years. He is a a 2011 graduate of Rye High School and is currently attending SUNY Purchase College where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history.
Born at the old United Hospital in Port Chester, Draper has lived in Rye for 29 years. His fiancé Emily Toppo is also a Rye High gard.
According to the PD, when asked what are his favorite things about Rye he replied the tight sense of community and the Garnets. His go to place to eat in Rye is Jerry’s Post Road Market.
The PD is now fully staffed at 37 individuals. Rye Police Officer Randall Kapus was promoted and that opened the position for the Draper hire.