Clarkstown Detective Sgt. Tim O’Neill has been honored for his work on Irish causes by the Irish Echo newspaper. O’Neill was selected with 35 others in law enforcement across the United States.
The newspaper cited O’Neill’s trips to Northern Ireland on missions for peace and rconcilliation and his involvement with local issues of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Others selected include New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. and New York-New Jersey Port Authority Lt. Sean Horan.
And you can bet this honor will somehow pop up during the next campaign for Rockland County sheriff.
O’Neill, who oversees the school resource and DARE officers, is a candidate for sheriff on the Democratic line, having lost a close contest two years ago to Sheriff James Kralik. O’Neill won four of the county’s five towns – losing Ramapo bigtime, mostly through the Hasidic and Orthodox Jewish bloc vote. Of course, O’Neill accused Kralik of overly catering to the community. Kralik denied the charges.
Sheriff’s Department acting Chief Louis Falco also is running for sheriff’ with Kralik’s support.
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