GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich Police Capt. Timothy Berry has retired after serving on the force for 25 years.
Berry was sworn in as a police officer in 1988 and was promoted through the ranks, holding numerous command positions within the department.
Berry commanded major divisions in the department beginning with the Traffic Section, the Operations Division, the Patrol Division, and finally, the Detective Division. He also served as the Silver Shield Union vice president and president from 2001 to 2004.
During his tenure, Berry twice received the John J. Clark Award, the most prestigious honor in the Greenwich Department.
He received the award first in 1994 for pursuing armed robbery suspects and again in 2006 for the creation and implementation of the STEP program which was credited with the reduction of the number of traffic accidents in the Town of Greenwich.
"As I reflect back on Tim’s service I can recall many moments when his skills and attributes had served the town," Chief James Heavey said in a statement. "Tim could be relied upon to rapidly assess a situation, render a candid response and act decisively. I wish him luck in his next career.”