Tuesday, 12 February 2013

William D Cregan retires

William D Cregan retirement

From the Thursday, September 17, 1964 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Page 36.

Transcription of text in document33 YEARS ON POLICE FORCE

Bratenahl Chief Retiring

William Dennis Cregan, after 33 years on the Bratenahl police force, is going to retire as chief at the end of this month.

Cregan, who is 56, said: "It's about time to retire, I think."

The retiring chief's father, who died in 1916, was a Cleveland patrolman and his brother, Joseph, was a lieutenant on the Cleveland force until he retired three years ago.

CREGAN JOINED the Bratenahl force Dec. 1, 1931. He was a sergeant when appointed chief in November, 1957.

He applied for the police force after leaving his foreman's post with the East Ohio Gas Co. in the depression.

Cregan said: "Oh, I guess it's been a pretty quiet 33 years out here. You know, mostly routine."

He and his wife, Julia, will continue to live at 419 E. 147th Street.

"WE HAVE ROOTS here," he said. "My three sons are married now and I've got eight grandsons to see."

Mayor William A. Klein is expected to appoint a replacement soon to the $8,400 job. He will select a member of the 12-man force on a six-month probationary basis before obtaining council approval.

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