Jack has been actively involved in union activities with the NYPD Detectives' Endowment Association (DEA) continually since 1975, when he was elected delegate, representing approximately 140 detectives assigned to the Intelligence Division. Since then he was elected as Welfare Officer and Trustee, representing Headquarters. In 1986, he was elected to his current position as Vice President, and re-elected to the post in 1989, 1992, 1996, and 2000.
Prior to his assignment in the Intelligence Division in June 1971, Jack performed patrol duties, mostly in the 48th Precinct in the Bronx. He was promoted to Detective 3rd Grade in November 1973, and attained 2nd Grade in December of 1983. He is still currently assigned to the Intelligence Division.
Jack is third born of seven brothers and sisters to immigrant Irish parents from County Kerry, the late Denis and Mary.
He has his roots in the Bronx since very early childhood, and was raised in the Highbridge section. Married to Frances in 1968, Jack took up residence in Pelham Bay, where they still make their home. The Healys have three grown children: Mary (married to Joseph Andrews, who have two sons, Joseph and Kevin), Denis (married to Connie who has a daughter Maria and a son John), and Daniele (recently married to Albert Jaime).
Prior to joining the Department, Jack served in the US Army in Germany. Upon separation from the service, he was appointed to the Department. He proclaims even today that, "it seems like yesterday he raised his right hand and entered the academy."
Jack serves as a delegate for the Emerald Society, and is a member of the Holy Name Society, Anchor Club, the NYPD Post of the American Legion, A.A.P.L.E., the NY-NJ Crime Clinic, National Law Enforcement Associates, Bronx Elks, and the Knights of Columbus. He is very active in community affairs, particularly in his home parish, Our Lady of the Assumption where he serves as an usher.
As Vice President, Jack maintains close liaison with union attorneys regarding disciplinary matters and arbitration proceedings. He serves as Trustee to the DEA's Annuity Fund, and both the active and retired health benefits funds. He represents Tom Scotto, DEA President, at various pension board proceedings, including disability retirement and investment strategies, and has been a member of the collective bargaining committee since 1983. Having graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School, he holds a degree from the New York Institute of Technology. He graduated from Cornell University of Industrial and Labor Relations, and attended the Wharton School of Fundamentals of Money Management, University of Pennsylvania.
**FROM THE 2ND ANNUAL DINNER DANCE JOURNAL**
After a life of service to his country, his city, and most importantly his family, Jack Healy passed away on June 15th, 2002.
KEEPING THE HERITAGE ALIVE