Details on Arrangments for Officer James Genovese

P r e s s R e l e a s e

Chief David Ridberg and the Greenwich Police Department are greatly saddened to announce the sudden death of active-duty Police Officer James “Jim” Genovese, aged 44. Officer Genovese was a 20-year, 6-month veteran of the Department assigned to the Patrol Division. He died at approximately 10:20 p.m., on Tuesday, March 22nd at the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, New York after a medical episode at his home on Sunday. Officer Genovese had not been previously diagnosed with any ailments or conditions and his passing was both sudden and unexpected. He is a graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, NY holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is survived by a wife and 5-year old daughter.

Officer Genovese became well known to many residents since his assignment to full-time traffic control duties at the intersection of Havemeyer Place and Greenwich Avenue upon the retirement of Officer Hubert Salamon in 2005. During his career he was decorated for bravery and his personnel file is replete with letters of gratitude and commendation. Officer Genovese was cross-trained as an Emergency Dispatcher and has spent time assigned to the CT-POST Academy teaching recruit officers about effective traffic direction.

Jim was a credit to our Department and the profession of law enforcement. He will be sorely missed by us all. At the request of his wife, donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Viewing Hours: Friday, March 25th from 1500 hrs. to 1700 hrs. and again from 1830 hrs. to 2100 hrs.
Castiglione’s Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Avenue, Greenwich, CT

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, March 26th at 1000 hrs.
Saint Mary’s (RC) Church, 178 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT