Lieutenant Thomas Federlein and Sergeant Stephen Touhy received promotions during the July 15 Garden City board meeting. Trustee John Delany administered their oaths of office during a brief ceremony.
“I congratulate you both on your promotions as I know you are both dedicated and have earned this great recognition,” Mayor Cosmo Veneziale said.
Lt. Federlein is a 27-year veteran of the Garden City Police Department. During those years, he has served in patrol and traffic enforcement divisions. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2017 and was assigned as patrol supervisor, as well as supervisor of the traffic enforcement and motor carrier divisions. Throughout his career, Sgt. Federlein has been the recipient of numerous departmental awards, as well as the Nassau County Municipal Police Chiefs Distinguished Service Award, the American Legion Law and Order Award and the Town of Hempstead Police Service Award. Lt. Federlein resides in Suffolk County with his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Abigail.
“Lieutenant Federlein has proven himself to be an exceptional officer, supervisor and leader. We have no doubt he will excel in this new role,” Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson said.
Sgt. Touhy is a 22-year veteran of the Garden City Police Department and a three-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. During his tenure at Garden City, he has served in the Patrol Division. He has been the recipient of numerous departmental awards, as well as the American Legion award and Police Officer of the Year award. Sgt. Touhy resides in Suffolk County with his wife, Nancy, sons Ryan and Cole, and daughter, Keira.
“We are confident Sergeant Touhy will continue the tradition of excellence and professionalism we have come to know and expect from our Police Department,” Commissioner Jackson said.
—Submitted by the Village of Garden City