Funeral held for Greenwich police officer

Family, friends, colleagues and community members turned out today to say their final goodbyes to a Greenwich police officer who died from a heart attack

GREENWICH - Family, friends, colleagues and community members turned out today to say their final goodbyes to a Greenwich police officer who died from a heart attack this week.

Officer Jim Genovese, 44, passed away at the Westchester County Medical Center Tuesday. He was a 21-year veteran of the Greenwich Police Department.

"He was loved," says officer Joseph Ferraro, Jr., of the Greenwich Police Department. "His family will be taken care of by this police department."

Genovese's co-workers honored the officer with a ceremonial march to St. Mary's Church. Some say Genovese is most remembered for his daily duties directing traffic at the intersection of Greenwich and Havemeyer avenues.

Following the service a "final call" was radioed over the police frequency in honor of Genovese.

Genovese is survived by a wife and 5-year-old daughter.

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