Funeral services set for Robert Walden, Greenport’s last police chief

Visiting will take place at the Horton Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. for Robert Walden, the last man to hold the title of Greenport village police chief before the department was abolished in 1994.

Mr. Walden, who died on Saturday, suffered smoke inhalation during a fire at his Wiggins Street home on Sept. 2. He was rescued by a part-time town police officer, who pulled him from a second-floor bedroom filled with black smoke from a smouldering mattress fire.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, Sept. 21 at St. Agnes R.C. Church on Front Street in Greenport with burial following at the St. Agnes Cemetery.

Read the complete story in the Sept. 20 issue of The Suffolk Times.