On Thursday, May 16, 2013, Babylon Town Councilman Tom Donnelly and Town Clerk Carol Quirk were in attendance for the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council’s annual “Top Cop Night” in Deer Park. Honored at this year’s ceremony was Suffolk County First Precinct Police Officer James Padgett. Officer Padgett is a twelve year veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department and has received department-wide recognition for his service. In 2012, Officer Padgett made 31 arrests, including six for driving while intoxicated and four felony arrests.
Pictured from left to right are Suffolk County Police Department First Precinct Captain Kevin Degnan, Ed Wiggins of New York State Senator Phil Boyle’s office, New York State Assemblyman Andrew Raia, Councilman Donnelly, Officer Padgett, Town Clerk Carol Quirk, Program Co-Chair John Lazar of the Knights of Columbus, and Suffolk County Legislator Lou D’Amaro.