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Longtime Yorktown Police Officer Will Call It A Career

Retired Yorktown police Officer John Hassett, left, with Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble. Hassett stepped down after 30 years of service to the law enforcement community this week. Photo Credit: Facebook/ Yorktown Police Department
Yorktown Officer John Hassett takes his oath at Town Hall in November 1989. Hassett began his career at the New York Police Department in 1987 and transferred to the Yorktown Police Department, his hometown, in 1989. He's a Lakeland High School alum. Photo Credit: Facebook/Yorktown Police Department

Yorktown Police Officer John Hassett retired effective Jan. 29, 2018. Officer Hassett served 30 years in the law enforcement community, 28 of those years in Yorktown.

During his distinguished career, Officer Hassett was the recipient of multiple Yorktown Police Department Excellent Police Duty Awards, numerous written commendations by police supervisors, and countless letters from the public praising his police work.

In addition to having a great sense of humor, Officer Hassett has always had a tremendous work ethic, according to Police Chief Robert Noble.

Throughout his career, he has been respectful and diligent in his interactions with the public and co-workers alike. He has been a “cop’s cop," and served co-workers with distinction as Yorktown PBA vice president.

"He’s had a career to be proud of, and we’re gonna miss the guy," his fellow officers proclaimed on their Facebook page.

"Please join us in wishing Yorktown Police Officer John Hassett, Badge # 333, a long and healthy retirement, and wishing him the very best in his future endeavors."

Officer Hassett began his career in the City of New York Police Department in 1987 and transferred to the Yorktown Police Department, his hometown, in 1989.

The Lakeland High School alum was a steady, positive influence on all Yorktown Police Department members.

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