Selectmen Approve Promotions at Orleans Police Department

As Lt. Kevin Higgins' retirement approaches...
Orleans Police Department's soon-to-be Lieutenant James Rosato (L) and soon-to-be Sergeant Patrick Cronin (R) stand with retiring Lieutenant Kevin Higgins. (Courtesy of Orleans Police Department)

At their Wednesday meeting the Orleans Board of Selectmen approved promotions for two police officers who have dedicated their entire careers to the citizens of Orleans.

Lt. Kevin Higgins, a 30 plus year veteran of the Orleans Police Department, will retire this September.

Upon Lt. Higgins' retirement, Sergeant James Rosato will be promoted to Lieutenant and Officer Patrick Cronin will be promoted to Sergeant.

All three men have a deep commitment to the people of Orleans.  Just Tuesday night, while doing a "ride-along" with one of our reporters, soon-to-be Sergeant Cronin spoke enthusiastically about his years serving the town. "I love this town!" he exclaimed as he drove along Town Cove.

Lt. Higgins is considered by many to be the "institutional memory" of the OPD.  Both Sergeant Rosato and Officer Cronin have long, distinguished service with the department and aspire to inherit the mantle of Lieutenant Higgins' legacy. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on