Thom Carr leaves as Marco chief after helping create the department in ‘99
Published 7/22/2011 at 6:15 p.m. 0 comments
Thom Carr is neither jumping for joy nor sighing with fears of an impending boredom following his retirement Friday as Marco Island police chief. The former military man has his mind on the Florida retirement classics — golf and boating.
Goodbye Chief Carr: Top cop reflects on achievements, challenges
Published 7/22/2011 at 12:22 p.m. 2 comments
As he glances at the cheerful bouquet sitting on the conference table of his office, Thom Carr seems a little surprise someone would send him flowers to congratulate him on his retirement. After all, he says, he’s just leaving office, ...
Marco Island hosts retirement party for Chief Carr
Published 7/22/2011 at 12:18 p.m. 3 comments
Emceeing Thom Carr’s retirement party Thursday, Jerry Gibson said the day was special, because he had gotten to see “an aging relic that has not outlived its usefulness glide into retirement” – and that was just the space shuttle. Over ...
PHOTOS: Hail and farewell – Marco Island Police Foundation hears from Passidomo, thanks Carr
Published 7/21/2011 at 3:47 p.m. 3 comments
The Marco Police Foundation had a full house, and a full agenda, for their luncheon on Wednesday. About 120 Islanders mostly filled the dining room at the Hideaway Beach Club, to hear from State Representative Kathleen Passidomo in person, Congressman ...
Join Chief Thom Carr’s retirement celebration on Marco Island
Published 7/19/2011 at 9:48 a.m. 2 comments
Celebrate Chief Thom Carr’s retirement from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Carr is retiring after 12 years of service to the Marco Island Police Department. Carr was hired in 1999 and is one ...
Marcophiles: Fun times at Rumor Central
Published 7/19/2011 at 9:23 a.m. 1 comment
Last week was great fun for people who enjoy the sometimes rowdy, rapid goings on in and about Marco Island city government. Topic A, of course, was the changing of the guard at Marco Police headquarters. The buzz began early ...
News Quiz: July 17, 2011
Published 7/17/2011 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Quiz questions from recent stories in the Daily News.
Don Hunter on being selected Marco Island’s new top cop
Published 7/15/2011 at 2:43 p.m. 5 comments
When Marco Island Police Chief Thom Carr heard who will replace him when he retires next week, he was surprised, to put it mildly. “I never in a million years would have thought of (former Collier County Sheriff) Don Hunter ...
Back to the badge: Marco Island names former Collier Sheriff Don Hunter as new police chief
Updated 7/15/2011 at 1:23 a.m. 9 comments
Former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter has been named police chief on Marco Island.
New Marco police chief to be announced Monday
Published 7/12/2011 at 11:07 p.m. 12 comments
Marco Island Police Chief Thom Carr, who announced his retirement last week, is set to work until the end of July, City Manager Jim Riviere said Tuesday in an email to the Daily News.
End of an era: Marco Police Chief Thom Carr resigns, says lawsuits not part of decision
Updated 7/7/2011 at 11:43 a.m. 30 comments
“I had been thinking about it and originally thought about going another year, but been looking at it closer lately,” Carr said. “I’m in my 38th year of law enforcement and enough is enough.”
Stenzel named Officer of Year
Published 4/1/2011 at 12:54 p.m. 5 comments
Easily a man of action more than words, Det. Edward Stenzel was named Officer of the Year on Wednesday at Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort.
Lawsuit claims Marco Police Chief showed up drunk to scene
Published 3/29/2011 at 1:59 p.m. 58 comments
A former Marco Island Police lieutenant is suing the city and police chief, alleging he was retaliated against and fired after he cautioned the chief when he drove to a crime scene after a party and appeared intoxicated
The Farmer File: Going back: Local veterans talk about Vietnam, then and now
Published 2/9/2011 at 4:39 p.m. 0 comments
My wife and I knew going to Vietnam and Cambodia would be a special trip. It was memorable, comfortable but with some challenging jungle trails and temple climbing, a return to an unforgettable three-plus months there as an ABC News ...
Marco Island crime numbers increase, police chief warns about prevention
Updated 2/7/2011 at 5:49 p.m. 48 comments
Reported thefts from vehicles saw the highest increase -- more than doubling from the previous year. This highly preventable crime indicates that people may be feeling a little too safe as most were from unlocked cars, officials said. There were ...