Former deputy police chief who served Utica for 45 years passes away

The Utica community is mourning a former deputy chief who passed away Tuesday.

Posted: Apr 14, 2021 6:14 PM
Updated: Apr 14, 2021 6:19 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – The Utica community is mourning a former deputy chief who passed away Tuesday.

Nick Yagey served the Utica Police Department for more than four decades before retiring in August of 2000. Before he became deputy chief, Yagey served as a sergeant and captain, and was named ‘Superior Officer of the Year’ by his peers in 1993.

Police Chief Mark Williams worked under Yagey for more than 10 years.

“Nick Yagey was a dedicated public servant where he served the Utica Police Department a total of 45 years. He came on in 1955 and retired mandatory retirement age of 70 back in 2000,” said Williams.

In a post to Facebook Wednesday, UPD said, in part, “Volumes could be written about the accomplishments and deeds of Deputy Chief Yagey. The community at large, the individual needs of its citizens and the well-being of the City of Utica were always foremost is his thoughts, actions and decisions.”

Chief Yagey also served in the U.S. Army from 1951 – 1953.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

***Press Release- Passing of Former UPD Deputy Chief Yagey*** It is with deep regret we announce the passing of former...

Posted by City of Utica, NY Police Department on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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