2006-08-17 / News

Sgt. Marsh retires from NK police force

The North Kingstown Police Department has announced the retirement of three officers, including Patrol Sergeant Timothy Marsh, of Jamestown, who retired effective Aug. 1.

Marsh was hired on June 14, 1976 and was the longest serving current member of the police department. Marsh worked in the uniform division as a patrol officer until 1985, when he was transferred to the detective division. He graduated from the R.I Criminalistics School at University of Rhode Island, and he went on to become a fingerprint specialist during his tenure in the detectives. He was promoted to the rank of patrol sergeant in 2000.

During his career, Marsh received numerous commendations. He was commended in 1992 for his work on a case of a juvenile who was molested at the Quidnessett Cemetery. He was selected as Officer of the Year by the North Kingstown Rotary Club in 1994. He was commended again in 1998 for his fingerprint match, which led to an arrest in a breaking and entering case. He was commended in 1999 for his

work on the case involving the murder of three-year-old Brandon Arnold by Charles Fuller (later amended to manslaughter). He was commended in 2002 as the supervisor at the scene of an armed robbery of the Shell Gas Station on Route 1, which resulted in three arrests.

Marsh is a graduate of Salve Regina University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in law enforcement.

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