Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci has been recalled to active duty in the U.S. Navy and will be leaving his post as town leader in mid-July for an overseas tour expected to last until next Spring. In recognition of this and his service as town supervisor, Chief Michael W. Butler of the Sayville Fire Department invited Tom Croci, a resident of Sayville, to the regular monthly meeting of the Sayville Fire Department. At the beginning of the regular order of business, Chief Butler called Supervisor Croci to the front of the room where he was presented with his proclamation of honorary membership, along with a Sayville Fire Department uniform shirt to show the fire department's appreciation and support of his new assignment. Visibly moved, Supervisor Croci thanked the Chief and the department membership for the honor bestowed upon him, and promised to proudly wear his new found colors of the Sayville Fire Department as he prepares for his deployment. Together with the community, the Sayville Fire Department extends best wishes for a safe mission and quick return home.
Pictures from left to right: Chief of Department Michael W. Butler, Town Supervisor Tom Croci, 1st Assistant Chief Chris Chester and 2nd Assistant Chief William Roderka