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Acting Peekskill Police Chief's Daughter Joins Rye PD

A press release from Rye City Police Commissioner William Connors.

Leila M. Molle has been appointed to the position of Police Officer in the City of RyePolice Department, effective January 07, 2013. She was sworn in at Rye City Hall on Friday, January 4, 2013.

Police Officer Molle, 28, is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology. A resident of Cortlandt, she follows in a family tradition: her mother, Catherine Johansen, recently retired as a Lieutenant in the Peekskill Police Department, where her stepfather, Eric Johansen, was recently appointed acting police chief.

Police Officer Molle will be assigned to the Westchester County Police Academy forbasic recruit training, after which she will begin the Department’s field training program, astructured curriculum designed to familiarize newly hired officers with the community andDepartmental procedures under the guidance of experienced officers.

leesther brown January 18, 2013 at 11:37 PM
@fly on the wall...you really are a piece of work...smh...
Cathy Johansen January 19, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Don't bother with fly on the wall Leesther, there is always someone who can't allow for anyone's good fortune. I am proud of my daughter - not only is she going to be an asset to the City of Rye, she will find a way to use her FIT talents. Obviously, FotW has no clue and is a really unhappy person.
leesther brown January 19, 2013 at 02:57 AM
@Cathy..As well you should be..#jobwelldone..
ED HICKEY January 19, 2013 at 03:41 AM
@Cathy as well...though we have only met once through introduction by your husband, the impression you left on me, in addition to the impression that your marriage and shared passion for serving Peekskill in the manner you were then and continued to was lasting and genuinely impressive. On that night both you and Eric had received recognition for your some exemplary police work and you both remained so modest with a look like there was much more to accomplish, and that it was! Congratulations to you for an outstanding career; you will be missed by the city. And congratulations to your daughter for her recent appointment! I am confident she will be an asset to the city of Rye and likely will serve with the passion of her proud mother. For those of us that are aware of the extremely competitive and selective education offered at FIT, and the type of person who would challenge themselves to obtain that education to enter one of the most challenging and cut throat industries that exists, not only is she well prepared by the education to serve in any capacity in law enforcement she chooses to strive for, but we know her drive, resolve, and ethic just for the simple fact she chose that path at one time. So enjoy some well deserved rest in your recent retirement and smile proud!
Angel125 January 19, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Police officer Mollie...A big congrats to you and the comment about the show Bluebloods makes me smile.If that is what your family is like then God Bless all of you!

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