1931 02 11 - letter from George Vassily re school duties

The Vassily Letters

Apparently, Mr. Vassily has nothing better to do than worry about what officer is on duty at School No. 3 in the mornings.  I discovered (as you will in a later post), that Mr. Vassily is actually “Councilman” Vassily, who seems to have some sort of vendetta against Pop.  (He was on the council that created the position of police supervisor, which I wrote about here.)  This is a series of correspondence between Councilman Vassily, Supervisor Darrow, and the Police Commission.

1931 02 11 - letter from George Vassily re school duties

February 11, 1931.

Police Commissioners
Ridgefield,
New Jersey.

Gentlemen:

Every morning on my way to business I pass in front of School No. 3 and I have the opportunity to see who is officer on duty.

As I understand, the officer on duty in front of School No. 3 is the one who patrols the town nights and finishes his night shift in the morning by School No. 3.

For the last two months I have met almost every officer we have in our department except officer Gallagher.

This odd occurrence puzzles me and before I form an opinion and make erroneous deductions, I am anxious to find out direct from you if there is any favoritism shown to this officer without your knowledge.

Hoping you will enlighten me upon this matter.

Yours truly,

[Geo. Vassily]

1931 02 15 - memo to commission response to Vassily letter

February 15,1931.

To the:-  Police Commission

From:-  Supervisor

Subject:-  School crossing

1:-  The following is a schedule of tours performed by Ptl.Walter Gallagher during the two months dating from December 15th,1930 to date.

Name Date Tour
Ptl. Sucek
Ptl. Kalbhenn
Dec,14th to 21st
” ” ” “
1 A.M. to 9 A.M.
12 Mid. to 8 A.M.
Ptl. Gallagher
Ptl. Lustman
Dec.21st to 28th
” ” ” “
12 Mid. to 8 A.M.
1 A.M. to 9 A?M. [sic]
Ptl. Heilman
Ptl. Vohl
Dec.28th to Jan 4th
” ” ” “
12 Mid to 8 A.M.
1 A.M. to9 A.M.
Ptl. Kalbhenn
Ptl. Paul
Jan.4th to 11th
” ” ” “
12 Mid. to 8 A.M.
1 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Ptl. Gallagher
Ptl. Lustman
Jan.11th to 18th
” ” ” “
12 Mid. to 8 A.M.
1 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Ptl. Lustman
Ptl. Vohl
Jan.18th to 25th
” ” ” “
12 Mid. to 8 A.M.
1 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Ptl. Kalbhenn
Ptl. sucek [sic]
Jan 25th to Feb 1.
” ” ” “
12 Mid. to 8 A.M.
1 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Ptl. Gallagher
Ptl. Kalbhenn
Feb.1st to 8th
” ” ” “
12 Mid. to 8 A.M.
1 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Ptl. Vohl
Ptl. Paul
Feb. 8th to 15th
” ” ” “
1 A.M. to 9 A.M.
12 Mid. to 8 A.M.

 

A study of this schedule serves to prove that the officer mentioned in the communication from Mr. Vassily’ was not the recipient of any favoritism,and performed the same duties as the other men.  With the exception of Ptl. Sucek,who is on probation,and no permitted to serve at the Desk,the men alternate on desk and patrol on this tour, and may change such assignment by mutual agreement,so long as all posts are covered and proper service rendered.

Respectfully submitted,

[Geo Darrow]
Supervisor

1931 02 17 - letter to Vassily re Gallagher favoritism

February 17,1931.

Mr. George Vassily
601 Bergen Boulevard
Ridgefield, New Jersey

Dear Mr.Vassily:-

At a meeting of the Police Commission held on February 16,1931,your letter of February 11th, was given very careful consideration.

We find that Patrolman Gallagehr [sic] has been shown no favoritism.  Supervisor Darrow will be glad to show you the record in the Police Blotter of the tours of duty performed by him,during the two months mentioned in your communication.  This information is available at all times to any citizen of the Borough.

Yours truly,

[Henry Formon]
Secretary to Police Commission

 

[so STICK IT, Mr. Vassily. Quit tryin’ to get my Pops in trouble!]

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