Nassau Police Department promotes 58 officers, including wife and husband
The Nassau County Police Department hosted a promotion and designation ceremony at the New Academy in Garden City Wednesday evening.
The department recognized the promotions of 58 officers.
Two officers, Michelle Clifford Marin and Jim Marin, were married in 2015 and both promoted to sergeant.
Michelle Clifford Marin has been a detective in the hostage negotiations department for 15 years. Jim Marin is a street officer.
They became the first husband and wife duo to be promoted on the same evening in Nassau County Police Department history.
“It’s very special to us,” says Michelle Clifford Marin. “We are very happy and blessed for this to be a special occasion for us and for this to happen to us.”
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says the husband and wife made the department stronger than it was.
“I watched them both grow as police officers and now supervisors,” Ryder says. “They will be managers out there looking after the need of our officer. From a personal side of it, watching them grow and tonight getting that promotion them, it’s moving. All of the promotions tonight are very moving.”
The department also honored Hector Nunez, a Nassau County officer who died in January by posthumously promoting him to detective first grade, presenting his family with a certificate.