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NYPD’s Boyce To March Into Retirement With St. Patrick’s Day Honor

March 16, 2018 - 7:07 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- They never hold the Saint Patrick's Day Parade on a Sunday, but they will hold it on Saturday.

Preparations are well underway for the 2018 parade, planned for Saturday, March 17.

After 35 years of service to the city and decades of marching on St. Patrick's Day, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce will symbolically walk into the sunset via green-striped 5th Avenue, but not before a great honor for the son of Irish immigrants.

"So I'm gonna blow the whistle to start the parade, to start everybody marching. That's a great thrill for me, and I thank the parade committee for honoring me, because we consider it a big honor. My whole family will be there, so I'm really looking forward to it," he said.

In a pre-parade interview with 1010 WINS, Chief Boyce said he'll be using the same whistle issued to him as a rookie cop.