Ocean County First Assistant Prosecutor Ronald F. DeLigny announced his retirement Friday afternoon after 25 years of service.
Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said in a news release that DeLigny’s last official day of work was Friday.
DeLigny will be remembered as a legend in the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, she said.
“Ron DeLigny has been the hardest working man in law enforcement that I have ever known. He has always been available to respond to crime scenes and conduct investigations,” Chief Assistant Prosecutor William Heisler said.
DeLigny rose through the ranks, after beginning his career with a judicial clerkship position and eventually completing his career as the first assistant prosecutor, the highest appointed position within the Prosecutor’s Office.
Former prosecutor and now state Sen. James Holzapfel hired DeLigny in September 1987.
DeLigny served for many years as a team leader in the trial section and then for years supervising the county’s Narcotics Strike Force.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Gov. Chris Christie nominated attorney Joseph D. Coronato, 61, of Toms River, to replace Ford.
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