NPDF Attends Detective Ferguson Emerald Legacy Fund

John Wilde, Chairman of the Board of the NYPD Retired Detectives Association, Monsignor Robert J Romano: N.Y.P.D. Assistant Chief Chaplain, Joseph Occhipinti: Executive Director of National Police Defense Foundation

On May 30, 2018 NPDF officials attended the Detective Barney Ferguson Emerald Legacy Fund at Juliano’s in New Rochelle, New York.

Over his distingished career Detective Barney Ferguson received dozens of awards from several Police, Irish and Civic organizations. One of the greatest honors of his life, was when Det. Barney Ferguson was elected to serve as the “Grand Marshall” for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1978.

The NPDF would like to congratulate the honorees noted below.


  • Senator Martin J. Golden
  • Msg. Robert J. Romano
  • Det. John T. Hynes
  • Ret. Firefighter Marty Tighe

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