By Carol Tannenhauser
Dressed in civilian duds, flanked by his family, former Deputy Inspector Timothy J. Malin walked through lines of cheering officers on Thursday afternoon in his final goodbye to the 20th Precinct, which he has commanded for the past two years. Malin is off to start a new position later this month as director of public safety at Columbia University’s Morningside campus.
His fellow officers played one last joke on the beloved commander. At the end of the line was a mini police car, presumably a nod to Malin’s short stature. A full-sized squad car pulled up quickly, and, to the delight of the children, the Malins departed with lights flashing and sirens wailing. Earlier, Malin had assured WSR that his successor — Commander Neil Zuber — is “excellent and much taller.”
Goodbye Commander Malin, welcome Commander Zuber!