Greece Town Board appoints Andrew Forsythe to deputy chief role

Monroe County Undersheriff Andrew Forsythe was awarded a Purple Heart medal Monday, 21 years after he was shot in the line of duty. (Photo: MCSO)

UPDATE (6/19): Greece Town Board approved former Monroe County Undersheriff Andrew Forsythe as the town's new deputy chief of police.

Forsythe was sworn in Tuesday night.

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Greece, N.Y. - Former Monroe County Deputy Sheriff Andrew Forsythe has been recommended by Greece's police chief to fill the role of deputy chief of police.

Forsythe previously served as Monroe County undersheriff to former sheriff Patrick O'Flynn.

Greece's current deputy chief, Richard Downs, is retiring from the Greece Police Department after 22 years of service.

"Downs supervised the GPD Office of Investigations and Administration," a statement released Monday by the Greece Police Department read. "In In that capacity he oversaw many difficult investigations and led a unit that has a record of great success in clearing major cases. Downs' skill, expertise, and dedication to the Greece Police Department will be sorely missed."

Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan said Forsythe is "uniquely qualified and has a record of experience and accomplishments that are rivaled by few. Forsythe personifies the department's motto - Integrity, Professionalism, Service."

The Greece Town Board is scheduled to vote on Mr. Forsythe's appointment at its regular board meeting Tuesday.

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