Friends Send Wilkinson, Ecker Off with Surprise Party

A party was held on Dec. 30.

Bill Wilkinson, left, and Ed Ecker Credit: Richard Lewin
Bill Wilkinson, left, and Ed Ecker Credit: Richard Lewin
Before Bill Wilkinson left office as East Hampton Town Supervisor and just after Ed Ecker left his post as Town Police Chief, some of their friends surprised them with a party in their honor at The Palm in East Hampton on Monday. Both thought the party was in honor of the other, but then they found out it was for both of them.

Wilkinson served for four years, and Ecker served as chief for three and a half years, as well as 32 years in the department. Let's wish them both well. Leave a comment below.

Lady L January 02, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Best wishes in your retirements, gentlemen, thank you for serving our community.
Barbara Borsack January 02, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Thank you both for your service!
MARTIN DREW January 02, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Two of the BEST guys to serve our town .. WILL MISS Them BOTH .. hopefully their replacements will serve with the Leadership these MEN displayed in their tenure . Congrats to them Both -- I know Eddy And Wild Bill - and for that I'm a better person . Good luck in ALL you both choose to do .. Golf in Puerto Rico perhaps - ? I know this guy ... Come celebrate your retirement Con La Isla Del Encanto Pack Lightly .. Pina Coladas on Me!
Rich McGuire January 02, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Enjoy your retirement gentlemen and thanks for the great job and service to the community.
the owl January 02, 2014 at 02:03 PM
Good luck to them both in their new endeavors. Life after retirement just gets better and better or so I am told.
Ellen Cooper January 02, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Thanks to two great guys moving on. Happy days ahead.
gloria haight January 02, 2014 at 07:37 PM
Bill and Ed your great service will truly be missed in Montauk. The good people of Montauk will miss you guy. God Bless and enjoy your retirement


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