By COLlive reporter
NYPD Deputy Chief Charles M. Scholl, who served as Chief of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South and retired in 2020 after 41 years of service, suddenly died, according to reports.
He was 64.
Chucky Scholl, as his friends knew him, was sworn into the Police Academy on November 7, 1979. He helped protect 11 different areas in New York City and served as the deputy chief of the 60th Precinct for the last 7 years before retiring.
Scholl was often seen in the Crown Heights neighborhood at large events or at community affairs, such as overseeing the annual taking of a group photo of the International Kinus Hashluchim convention in front of Lubavitch World Headquarters – 770 Eastern Parkway.
Chief Scholl assisted with the setup and safety of the massive event which has resulted in some lighthearted moments between him and a few of the 5,000 rabbis gathered. A memorable one was when he exchanged hats with Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff, Head Shliach of Texas. The chief wore the black fedora, while the rabbi fit perfectly in the police hat.
“We are proud that rabbis from all over the world came to Brooklyn, NY,” he said in an interview 2 years ago. “The NYPD is here to protect them and made sure they have a great time at the convention.”
Despite happening annually, Scholl kept the same enthusiasm during the group photo. “It’s like a holiday,” he explained. “I feel important to be in charge of this event. It’s an honor to be among so many great people.”
During his final days of service, Scholl attended the Farewell Salute event for Detective Vinny Martinos of the 71st Precinct held at the Jewish Children’s Museum and hosted by Devorah Halberstam and COLlive.com.
Rabbi Chanina Sperlin, Vice President of Intergovernmental Affairs of the CHJCC, said of Scholl during his retirement: “We are so thankful to Chief Scholl for his decades of service to the Jewish community. We will miss him.”
Deeply saddened 2 learn of passing of NYPD Chief Charles Scholl. We just had a zoom meeting Mon with diverse group of leaders. Before he left zoom, he said 2 me in Yiddish “Zei Gezunt”, which means, “be healthy; goodbye”. Had no idea it would be a final goodbye. RIP Chief Scholl pic.twitter.com/9MhFgpXIbO
— Yaacov Behrman (@ChabadLubavitch) June 17, 2022
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