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Irondequoit Historical Society - The History of the Irondequoit Police Department with Greg Merrick In-Person

This presentation will share some of the highlights of the Irondequoit Police Department, which is celebrating its 100th year of service as a department of the government of the Town of Irondequoit.

We will learn how law enforcement personnel in Irondequoit have evolved from “Constables” to “Special” (or Special Police), and currently, to Police Officers.

We will also learn about some critical historical events, including:

- who were the chiefs of police;

- officers that were shot in the line of duty;

- any line-of-duty deaths in the Irondequoit Police Department;

- officers from Irondequoit that became chiefs of other police agencies;

- the first female officers and how they were accepted within the department;

- community events that the IPD was involved in, including bicycle inspections, Kiddie Fun Day at Sea Breeze Amusement Park, and the Explorers Club.

Greg Merrick is a long-time resident of Irondequoit and has served in many branches of police, fire and emergency agencies throughout Irondequoit and the greater Rochester area.

Upon retiring as Fire Marshal, he began serving as the Town Historian for Irondequoit, and will complete this appointment in December of 2024. 

Library programs are open and beneficial to all. We invite people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities to attend any of our activities and will strive to support individual needs. If you need accommodations to participate, please contact one of our Inclusion Coordinators, Matt Krueger and/or Amy Holland, one week prior to the program.

Thursday, April 4, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Irondequoit - Densmore Creek (#114), Irondequoit - Irondequoit Bay (#115)
Irondequoit Public Library


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