Party patrol: Chief’s appearance turns dinner dance into farewell party

More than 100 revelers turned the 69th Precinct Community Council’s dinner dance into an impromptu farewell party for the station house’s chief Saturday night — the day after Deputy Inspector Milt Marmara announced he’d be moving on to the hinterlands of Queens.

Marmara, who came to the dance to represent the precinct, immediately became a guest of honor as word of his new assignment spread, and residents and members of the 69th Precinct Community Council said they were sad to see Marmara go.

“He’s very community oriented,” said John Salogub, president of the 69th Precinct Community Council. “He’s going to be missed. Hopefully the incoming captain will follow in his footsteps.”

Marmara thanked all the well wishers, saying he was grateful for all the support the community had given him over the years.

“The residents of this neighborhood has always been the extra eyes and ears for our officers and I want to thank you for that,” he said.

Beginning this week, Marmara, who began overseeing operations at the Foster Avenue station house three years ago, was sent to the 113th Precinct, which protects southeastern Jamaica.

Captain George Fitzgibbon, who led Public Service Area 1 — a cadre of cops that patrol public housing projects throughout southern Brooklyn, was named Marmara’s replacement, effective immediately.

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