The life of John Timoney, whose reformations of police departments in Philadelphia and Miami has influenced law enforcement around the country, will be honored with funeral processions in Miami and New York.
Timoney, 68, who directed Miami’s police department from 2003 through 2010, died Tuesday night in Miami after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
The first procession will begin at 10 a.m. Friday from the funeral home and proceed past Miami police headquarters at 400 NW Second Ave. At 11 a.m., a service will take place at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3716 Garden Ave., on Miami Beach.
Then, Timoney will be flown to New York City, where he began his policing career 47 years ago and worked his way up to become the city’s youngest four-star chief in history.
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A viewing in New York will take place on Monday at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, 1076 Madison Ave., from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, there will be a funeral service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Timoney will be laid to rest afterwards at Gate of Heaven Cemetary in Hawthorne, New York.