NWBP Chief Tony Cavalier Announces Retirement

There is some BIG news coming out of North Wildwood today.

On the North Wildwood Beach Patrol Facebook page, NWBP Chief, Tony Cavalier, announced that after 48 years on the job he is retiring. Chief has been a stable in the Wildwoods!

His post goes on to say;

“I am hanging up my whistle and retiring from the Beach Patrol after 48 summers.  I was a rookie lifeguard in 1966 and got drafted in the Army and served 2 years in Germany.  I came back to the Beach Patrol in 1969 and took a brief hiatus in the early 80’s, when I married my wife Joan.  It has been a great journey with many great memories and friends met on the Beach Patrol.

I want to thank all the lifeguards who have worked with me and for me all those years.  NWBP’s safety record speaks for the great job they have all performed.

I want to thank North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello, North Wildwood City Council, and North Wildwood City Administrator Ron Simone for all their support.   I would also like to give a big thank you to my wife Joanie for all her support throughout the years.  We have shared 43 years of “blissful” marriage and I know she can’t wait to have me home 24/7.

Every summer on the last day of rookie school I tell the rookies it will be “the best job you’ll ever have”.  It certainly has been for me!  Never forget when Rich the Medic says on the daily radio check “keep em safe.”  I will miss you all.”

We here at the Wildwood Video Archive wish Chief a happy retirement filled with happiness and joy!

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