When I was growing up in the Village of Scotia, the relationship between the kids and the village police was just like you’d see in a Norman Rockwell painting. One of the best known cops in town was Richard “Dick” Fyvie. When our neighbor complained about the noise from our up-and-coming rock band, Dick would stop down to chat and always stayed to listen to a song or two before asking us to just turn it down a notch. It was one of the reasons we were booked to play the PBA’s Thanksgiving Dance a number of years.
Dick retired in 1996 after 32 years with the Village of Scotia Police. He made the best of his retirement spending his time on the golf course, at the bowling alley and as an umpire and/or supporter of a number youth sports leagues. As an adult, I was privileged to know Dick a little better when we golfed together a few times. He was a class act and was respected by the residents of Scotia.
I never intended for VisitScotia.com to post this kind of news but I know we have a lot of former residents who frequently stop by. I’m sorry to report that Dick perished in a fire at his home on Sunday morning, March 5th. News of his passing quickly spread and like many, my thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.
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Rest in Peace; Daily Gazette 3-10-2006 (PDF Format)