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September 23, 2018

Former Fulton Police Officer Of The Year Retires


Fulton Police Chief Orlo Green presents retired Lt. Jeffrey Kinney with an Honorable Discharge medal.

Fulton Police Chief Orlo Green presents retired Lt. Jeffrey Kinney with an Honorable Discharge medal.

Provided by the Fulton Police Department

Lieutenant Jeffrey Kinney retired from the Fulton Police Department on 1/2/2010 after 20 years of service with the City of Fulton Police Department. Kinney began his career at the police academy in Watertown, NY in August of 1989. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2001 and then to Lieutenant in 2005.

Kinney was assigned to the Oswego County Drug Task Force in 1998 where he spent three years under then DA Dennis Hawthorne. In 2000 Kinney was named the City of Fulton’s Police Officer of the year for exemplary police work. He received a Unit Citation in 2001 for his role in investigating the Diana Cooper Homicide, and in 2003 Kinney received an Honorable Service award for his work on an armed robbery at the Sunoco gas station. Through out his career Kinney received several Drug Buster Awards for outstanding work on narcotics investigations.

In March of 2006 Lieutenant Kinney was tasked to replace retired Lieutenant Russ Johnson as the commander of the Fulton Police Departments Criminal Investigations Division. As the Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division Kinney lead several notable investigations including a joint investigation with the Attorney General’s which started in 2007 and finished in 2008 in which 28 people were charged for their part in trafficking crack cocaine into Oswego County from Rochester. Kinney also supervised the investigation which lead to the arrest of Jay Barboni for murder for the death of 15 month old Nicholas Taylor in the summer of 2008.

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