ESOPUS – Hundreds of uniformed police officers from around Ulster
County paid their respects to former Town of Ulster Police Chief Anthony
Cruise, who died at the age of 48 on December 8.
Cruise, who succumbed to cancer, was eulogized at his funeral service
at the Chapel of the Mount Academy in Esopus on Tuesday as a loving family
man and a great police officer.
The former chief, who retired a year ago, joined the Ulster Town Police
Department in 1992 and rose through the ranks until he was promoted to
the top job in October 2012. He retired in November 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Christa, his daughter, Ashley, son, Jesse,
grandson, Emery Cruise, and siblings.