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Retired Syracuse Police Captain Richard Walsh dies at 68

Longtime Syracuse Police Captain Richard Walsh died on Tuesday at the age of 68.

Walsh was with the Syracuse Police Department for 41 years and became the Captain of Detectives in 1987. He retired on March 12th in 2011 where he was honored as the Grand Marshal during the annual Syracuse St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Walsh was also very active and well-known in the community.

He volunteered with the parade committee and Hunger Project, the Syracuse Irish Festival, and was a longtime supporter and volunteer for Project Children. In addition, Walsh was the former president of the Onondaga County Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Rape Crisis Center Board of Directors, and the the Huntington Family Center Board of Directors.

Walsh is survived by his wife, two sons and three grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Syracuse. His funeral is on Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to St. Patrick's Church Heritage Fund.

You can read Walsh's obituary by clicking here.

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