Kevin was a good friend of the Elmsford Fire Department and he will be sorely missed.
Below is a touching eulogy by Supervisor Paul Feiner.
A good man passed away earlier today.
Greenburgh Councilman Kevin Morgan was a good man.
Kevin was a good family man – devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren.
Kevin was a good neighbor—helping neighbors and fellow residents with problems. He always put others first. If someone needed help shoveling their driveway after a snow storm Kevin was the first to respond. If someone needed a ride to an important function Kevin would be there for them. If a neighbor needed help with anything Kevin would always say yes. After 9-11 he volunteered his time helping out at ground zero. Some think the cancer that killed him could be ground zero related.
Kevin was a good Police Officer. Appointed to the Greenburgh Police Department of February 1, 1977. In 1980, Kevin sustained a line of duty injury, suffering a broken back, after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Where most officers would have considered retiring, Kevin’s work ethic brought him back to the job where he was a natural. Kevin excelled as a patrol officer and was quickly assigned to the undercover Street Crime Unit. Kevin continued to excel in this assignment and was promoted to the position of Detective where he worked as a Juvenile Detective, Accident Investigator and one of the leading Detectives on Major Cases. Kevin received numerous commendations and awards during his police career before retiring in 1998. Kevin was an Executive Board member of the Greenburgh Police Association, as well as an active member of the Westchester County Detectives Association and the Westchester County Police Emerald Society. As a member of the Town Board Kevin took pride overseeing the swearing in ceremonies of new Police Officers. He always fought for the police.
Kevin was an exceptionally good Councilman – devoting hours to the job, days, evenings, weekends. He was extremely liked by town employees and helped resolve employee related problems. As a Councilman he always did what he thought was best for the town -helping us address infrastructure issues, maintain our triple A bond rating and provide the community with excellent services. He loved the Greenburgh Nature Center, our parks programs and was a big advocate for the Theodore Young Community Center. Kevin also fought hard to provide young people with sports and recreation activities. He was proud to be a part of the community that makes sure that the Elmsford Little League one of the best League’s around, with a great field to play at (Rumbrook). But, most important of all Kevin encouraged all the Town Board members to get along and to work together as a team. Thanks to his leadership –we haven’t experienced the kind of political feuding seen in other governments.
Kevin served as the Town Board liaison to the village officials committee – finding ways for the unincorporated Greenburgh and villages to work together. Kevin worked with federal, state and county officials –helping the town get the help we needed from other levels of government.
Kevin was extremely well liked by those who knew him. He was a good friend, an outstanding Councilman. He was loyal to his friends, always helpful.
During his tenure as a member of the Greenburgh Town Board Kevin worked hard to bring everyone together. Thanks to his leadership – the Town Board has worked cooperatively with each other.
All the members of the Town Board and I are devastated by Kevin’s passing. Greenburgh will not be the same without Kevin. Some people can’t be replaced.