Newburgh police lieutenant closes door on 18-year career

City of Newburgh police Lt. Thomas Murphy officially retired after 18 years on Wednesday, with colleagues lining the sidewalk outside police headquarters and saluting as he exited the building.

Murphy had served as a lieutenant since 2008, and before that held the rank of sergeant. Previous assignments within the Newburgh police department included the Anti-Crime and K-9 units and the SWAT team.

“The heartstrings are pulling toward the officers and the people of the city, but it’s time to go,” Murphy said. “The stars are aligned.”

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