Staff Sgt James D. McNaughton. was killed on August 2, 2005. Saturday was the anniversary of his death. His family, friends, the US army and Transit District 2 officers attended a memorial to commemorate the 9th anniversary of his passing. He was buried in Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. Chief of Counter-terrorism, Chief James Waters attended along with Commanding Officer of Transit District 2, Captain Anthony Carter.
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Last week Transit District 2, the NYPD command that patrols the subways organized a community outreach, with Mc Gruff the Crime Dog. Many subway riders passed by and enjoyed the popcorn, crime prevention information and coloring books for children. Chief of Transit Joseph Fox attended and greeted riders and officers. Chief Fox’s theme Mission First: People Always was put into action.
It was a great event.
Decoy operations helped reduce the number of robberies in the subway system by 22% last year, the NYPD’s top transit cop told the MTA board Monday.
Electronic devices were a popular target for subway muggers and pick pocketers, making up 54% of stolen property in all robberies and grand larcenies.
“Clearly, our decoy operations were critical to reducing these electronic thefts,” Joe Fox said, adding the NYPD will “continue to use decoy operations frequently as part of our broader strategy to reduce theft of electronic devices.”
On Saturday September 28th the Transit District 2 and Transit District 4 Explorers took part in the Step Out Diabetes Walk, organized by the American Diabetes Association. The walk, to help raise money to find a cure for Diabetes, commenced in Battery Park City and was packed; there were numerous participants. The Transit Explorers were on hand and volunteered to help with the event; a great group of young citizens.