It would not be much of a stretch to compare the investigative cases that pepper Kevin Morgan’s detective career with the Greenburgh Police Department to those on the famed CBS crime-drama shows of CSI.
For example, he was part of the squad that finally caught Larry Stevens, the Staten Island man who famously murdered and robbed several elderly people around the New York City area, including one in Greenburgh.
“We first went to one address we had of him in Staten Island and found out he moved but the mailman gave us his forwarded address,” Morgan said of the 1996 crime. “Then we saw him and called for backup.”
Before that, he was one of the first policemen to arrive on the brutal murder scene of Betty Jeanne Solomon, a Greenburgh resident who was killed by her husband Paul’s lover, Carolyn Warmus in 1989. The investigative case was nationally recognized and later drew comparison to the movie, “Fatal Attraction.”
“I’ve been on some pretty incredible cases,” said Morgan as he turned the pages in his scrapbook of news clippings.
Although he is now retired, Morgan has not closed the case on his service to the community. He is now part of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester, an organization providing legal services to residents who could not otherwise afford them.
Last year, he utilized the resources of his local community by helping donate $105,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For his efforts, he earned its Man of the Year Award for Westchester.
“It was for a good reason and a good cause, and you get to see where the money is going," he said. "95 percent of what we earned goes to research and helping families."
Morgan also serves as Town Councilman for the town of Greenburgh.