Highly respected Syracuse Police officer retires after 42 years

Lt. John Corbett

After 42 years of service, Lieutenant John "Kid" Corbett officially retired Friday from the Syracuse Police Department.

Corbett was honored at a ceremony in the lobby of the Syracuse Public Safety Building as dozens of police officers looked on.

Police Chief Frank Fowler praised Lieutenant Corbett for his professionalism and leadership. Fowler himself served under Corbett for eight years.

The Chief cited Corbett's numerous achievements which included a 14 month investigation into illegal gambling that resulted in 30 arrests on 185 felony charges, the capture of a robber in the act in a parking garage, and the arrest of a murderer who was armed with a shotgun.

Corbett thanked all his well-wishers and told his fellow officers to "be safe."