Warwick - Brian McCabe, Warwick resident and system director of security for the Bon Secours Charity Health System, was named one of The Irish Echo newspaper’s Irish Law and Order 50, which was bestowed by the Consul General of Ireland during a ceremony at the Consulate of Ireland in New York City on Oct. 20. The award, which is now in its second year, is dedicated to the men and women of law enforcement who work to maintain public safety. The Irish Echo has written about the unique role that Irish Americans have always played in American society and particularly in American jurisprudence. “The Irish cop” is as American as apple pie and that, today, even applies to police academies around the 50 states all the way up to the very top ranks of big city departments,” the newspaper noted. From patrolman to Joint Terrorist Task Force McCabe began his career as a foot patrolman in the Midtown North Precinct, which included Times Square and proceeded up the ranks to the Midtown Detective Squad and the Manhattan South Homicide Squad, where he conducted high-profile investigations of major events. In 1998, McCabe was promoted to commanding officer South Homicide Squad and Supervisor of the Detective Squad where he supervised teams of more than 100 detectives and reported directly to the chief of detectives and the police commissioner. In the wake of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, McCabe was given key assignments such as retooling the Joint Terrorist Task Force, working on recovery efforts at the Great Kills Landfill, as well as at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the World Trade Center site itself. Comes to Bon Secours in May McCabe joined Bon Secours in May of this year, recruited from Apollo Securities. He is responsible for all security duties in the three-campus system - Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis - including overseeing staffing, patrol, investigations, security and safety assessment, training, review and revision of security policies and courier operations between the three hospitals. In addition, he sits on a number of committees, including emergency preparedness and environment of care. “We are so very proud of Brian McCabe and his many accomplishments,” said Philip Patterson, CEO of the Bon Secours Charity Health System. “We offer heartfelt congratulations on this very prestigious honor that recognizes his professionalism and achievements.” McCabe lives in Warwick with his wife Joan and their children Gene and Josie.
Professional recognition Brian McCabe, who joined the Bon Secours Charity Health System in May, also received numerous Chief of Detective awards, Excellent Policy Duty and Meritorious medals, as well as the Medal for Exceptional Merit and a Commendation. He also received a proclamation from the City Council of New York recognizing career accomplishments and actions subsequent to the murder of a Council Member in City Hall. His professional affiliations include the New York Police Department Honor Legion, National Law Enforcement Associates, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Society of Industrial Security.