Northampton Press

Sunday, December 10, 2017
PRESS PHOTOS BY AL RECKERAbove: Northampton Borough Police Detective Glenn Deist opens the patrol car door Aug. 1 for retired Police Chief Ron Morey, who was given a chauffeured ride to his residence at the end of his shift. Area departments joined in for his final ride as borough chief. PRESS PHOTOS BY AL RECKERAbove: Northampton Borough Police Detective Glenn Deist opens the patrol car door Aug. 1 for retired Police Chief Ron Morey, who was given a chauffeured ride to his residence at the end of his shift. Area departments joined in for his final ride as borough chief.
Left: Morey is congratulated on his retirement by his wife, Cathy, at their Barrington Drive home. Left: Morey is congratulated on his retirement by his wife, Cathy, at their Barrington Drive home.
Press photo by Al ReckerActing Chief Bryan Kadingo, Detective Glenn Deist, Mayor Thomas Reenock and Patrol Officers Ryan Konetsky and Michael Renner celebrate with Morey, third from right. Press photo by Al ReckerActing Chief Bryan Kadingo, Detective Glenn Deist, Mayor Thomas Reenock and Patrol Officers Ryan Konetsky and Michael Renner celebrate with Morey, third from right.

Retirement has its perks

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Area police departments send Morey out in style

On Aug. 1, friends and colleagues arrived at the borough police station on Smith Lane to bid farewell to retired Northampton Borough Police Chief Ron Morey.

Stories unfolded of his police experiences. Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst stopped by, recalling he has known Morey since he was a youngster. The two later began careers in the borough, with Brobst initially working in the public works department.

The retirement send-off for Morey was to be a surprise — and it was, for a little while — then, 11 police vehicles lined up in the police station’s parking area to take him home in style. In addition to Northampton’s officers, police departments from Coplay, Lehigh Township and North Catasauqua assisted in the event.

With vehicle lights flashing, Morey’s ride home was memorable as the caravan cruised slowly along several borough streets to make its way to his Barrington Drive residence.

Morey, who just celebrated his 55th birthday, retired after 30 years with the borough police department and has chosen to begin a new career.

Morey, on Monday, started as a deputy with Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, a job he says is in sync with his law enforcement experience. Also, in July, North Catasauqua Borough Council approved Morey as a part-time officer.