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Ralph G. Pomponio, GC Special Police Lieutenant, Dies

Mr. Pomponio became an “honorary” member in 1998 with the status of lieutenant; the rank and status he maintained until his untimely passing.

Ralph G. Pomponio (Credit: Courtesy GCPD)
Ralph G. Pomponio (Credit: Courtesy GCPD)
It is with deep regret that Garden City Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson announces the passing of a long-term member of the Garden City Special Police, Ralph G. Pomponio.

Mr. Pomponio joined the Garden City Special Police in December 1967 and steadily rose through the ranks until he became a lieutenant. He was elected captain in March 1988 and held that position until 1990 where upon he returned to the rank of lieutenant.

It was on May 31, 1998 that Mr. Pomponio retired from the Garden City Special Police and was persuaded by then captain Felix Jakubowski to continue his service to the village as an “honorary” member with the status of lieutenant; the rank and status he maintained until his untimely passing.

During his years with the Special Police, Mr. Pomponio served the community by contributing to traffic details, special events, holiday patrols, park patrols and emergency details. Throughout his tenure as a Special Police Officer, Mr. Pomponio was very instrumental in assisting the police department in ensuring the safety and well-being of the residents of Garden City.

For his contributions to the village, Mr. Pomponio was awarded the Law and Order Award from the William Bradford Turner American Legion Post 265 in 2001. His witty comments and sense of humor will be greatly missed at the Special Police monthly meetings and around police headquarters.

Submitted by the Garden City Police Department

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