At the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries on Sunday, thousands of rabbis paid tribute to one of New York’s finest, the late Deputy Chief Charles M. Scholl, chief of the patrol of Brooklyn South precinct, who was a beloved and significant figure for almost ten years.
At the age of 64, Chief Scholl passed away this summer.
Throughout his 41-year career, Chief Scholl was in charge of protecting New Yorkers in eleven different areas.
Since 2014, when he relocated to the 60th precinct, he has been in charge of the setup, security, and safety at the convention’s annual photo shoot.
It was a duty he loved having.
“We’re proud that rabbis from all over the world come to Brooklyn, N.Y.,” Scholl said in 2019.
“The NYPD is here to protect them and ensure they have a great time at their convention,” Scholl added.
The thousands of rabbis who gathered in front of the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway for their yearly photo were always warmly welcomed by Chief Scholl on behalf of the city.
Additionally, he would participate in a humorous custom every year by exchanging hats with Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff, the regional director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Texas.
According to Lt. Ira Jablonsky of the New York City Police Department, “the chief had the biggest smile in the room, grinning ear to ear.” It was so bright that it would illuminate the entire scene.