On Wednesday evening, members of the Saugerties Police Department gathered with family and friends at American Legion Post 72 in the Village of Saugerties, to celebrate and Honor William “Doc” Kimble, for achieving a landmark, 50 years in Police Service. Kimble served as Police Chief for the Village of Saugerties for twenty-nine of those fifty years Chief Kimble retired from his full- time post upon the consolidation of the Saugerties Village and Town Police Departments in January of 2011; however, Chief Kimble continued to serve the residents of Saugerties as a part-time police officer with the newly formed Saugerties Police Department and continues to do so to this day.

Officer Kimble can be seen daily assisting elementary school children cross the busy intersections in the Village of Saugerties on their way to and from school. William “Doc” Kimble was presented with a plaque in appreciation for his dedication and impressive achievements. Chief Kimble has exemplified the character traits of devotion to Duty, brotherly love for his officers, the sincerity of purpose and genuine concern for all in the community of Saugerties. The Saugerties Police Department thanked William “Doc” Kimble for providing such significant service to the citizens of Saugerties over these past fifty years.

Also celebrating this evening with “Doc” Kimble was Town of Saugerties Supervisor Fred Costello and Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan.