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Pearce Sworn In As Southampton Town Police Chief

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Michael Wright   Dec 6, 2012 3:26 PM

New Southampton Town Police Chief Robert Pearce was sworn in at Town Hall on Thursday morning before a standing room only crowd of law enforcement officers from around the region.

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Quote:

"New Southampton Town Police Chief Robert Pearce was sworn in at Town Hall on Thursday morning before a standing room only crowd of law enforcement officers from around the region." [... none of whom were from the STPD PBA.]

Congratulations and good luck, Chief Pearce. The lack of regard of Sergeant Gwinn and his cronies augers well for an effective tenure.
By highhatsize (2122), East Quogue on Dec 7, 12 1:12 AM
How do you know there were no PBA members there and what makes you think he doesnt have the support of that union? I guess you forget that he is the President of the SOA, the same group of people the DA is investigating still. And if you had stopped to think about your post for a second if in fact it was Sgt Gwinn wouldnt he be a part of the SOA?
By mrobin (96), North Sea on Dec 7, 12 7:58 AM
He is a PO, not a Sergeant. How do you know, (pssst you don't) that there were no PBA members present? (pssst there were plenty)
You level of integrity just took another hit. You cannot post here things you make up out of thin air.
By But I'm a blank! (812), Hampton Bays on Dec 7, 12 4:01 PM
Best wishes to Chief Pearce. Hopefully he can untangle the mess which the Press lamented in its recent editorial.

On another note, Sister Jackie Walsh was mowed down and left to die on the side of the road on July 9th of last summer, FIVE MONTHS ago as of this coming Sunday.

Once the new Chief gets settled in, an update on this investigation would be appreciated.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 7, 12 6:13 AM
http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-Southampton/439217/Brother-Of-Suspected-Water-Mill-Hit-And-Run-Driver-Arrested
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 7, 12 6:13 AM
1 member liked this comment
It is now official. Five months and counting for this failed investigation to find the suspect, whose name and photo were released ELEVEN days after the heinous crime. See the last article at the link above.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 9, 12 7:50 AM
to But I'm a blank:

Wow! Officer Gwinn is STILL a patrolman! No wonder he was out-of-control in that Town Council meeting where forced STPD retirements were on the agenda. Without the STPD, what would he be?

Since you claim that lots of STPD PBA members attended the swearing in, would you be so kind as to point them out in the photographs? (Pssst.)

to mrobin:

Former Chief Wilson, the PBA's man, tried to prevent Pearce from becoming Captain. The union cannot ...more
By highhatsize (2122), East Quogue on Dec 8, 12 12:07 PM
You stated that there were no PBA members there, why don't you name them since you made the statement or were you there and its first hand knowledge?
And from reading the articles in this paper, Chief Wilson did not want Pearce promoted because there wasn't a Capt position in the budget. It was another successful attempt for the Republicans to payback a favor and make a position appear out of thin air.... add Pearces name right under Kratovilles
By mrobin (96), North Sea on Dec 8, 12 2:18 PM
To quote today's editorial "Lump of Coal" in today's Press, regarding the botched attempt to find the suspect.

"This is an outrageous miscarriage of justice, and investigators should redouble their efforts to bring to justice the man who drove off to leave her to die -- as well as anyone who helped him elude capture."

Hopefully Chief Pearce is on this, and will update us, when the dust settles in his new administration.

Time to air the dirty laundry, if there is any!

Peace ...more
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 13, 12 1:58 PM
http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-Southampton/439217/Brother-Of-Suspected-Water-Mill-Hit-And-Run-Driver-Arrested
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 13, 12 1:58 PM
The "Lump of Coal" remains.

Rest in Peace, Sister Walsh, 25 weeks after you were mowed down and left to die on the side of the road.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 31, 12 9:09 AM
Happy New Year to all.

Hopefully Chief Pearce and Supv. Throne-Holst have moved this case up to the top of the agenda for 2013.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Jan 1, 13 11:54 AM
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