ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Police Department, on Friday, bid farewell to one of its beloved veterans as Detective Sgt. Kevin Carroll began his retirement.

Carroll was honored with a traditional police “walk out” ceremony that took place at the police station and was attended by a crowd of well-wishers. The departure of Carroll comes close on the heels of that of another well-liked Roxbury officer, Patrolman Thomas Denicola, who walked out in November.

Carroll began his law enforcement career in 1994 with a job as a Morris Plains dispatcher. He became a Morris Plains officer in 1995 and moved to Roxbury in late December of that year.

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As a patrolman, Carroll was involved in probing a number of major crimes, most notably the 2002 Funcoland video game double-homicide case. He was promoted to sergeant in November 2005 and served as a road sergeant through 2016.

Carroll was assigned to the Roxbury Police Detective Bureau, as its sergeant, in April 2016. Among his other roles, Carroll, a father of two, worked as a field training officer, a member of the police Honor Guard and as a member of the Dive Team.

In a send-off on its Facebook page, the police department thanked Carroll for his dedication and wished him well.

“We will miss you Kev, enjoy every second of watching your son wrestle and playing football and watching your daughter on the softball field, you've earned it,” said the post.

 

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