Longtime Syracuse police captain Richard Walsh dies

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Longtime Syracuse Police Captain Richard Walsh has died.

Walsh joined the Syracuse Police Department in May 1970, he retired on March 12, 2011, that was day he served as Grand Marshal of the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade.

In addition to his years on the police force, Walsh was an active community member. 

He was a founding member of the parade committee, actively involved in Project Children, former President of the Rape Crisis Center Board of Directors, former chair of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and served on the Board of Directors for the Huntington Family Services.

Richard Walsh was 68 years old.

He is survived by his wife Mary, two sons Daniel and Richard and three grandchildren.

Calling Hours will be Friday from 4pm to 7pm at St. Patrick's Church in Syracuse. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10am, followed by the funeral procession to St. Mary's Cemetery.

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