One month after his announcing his retirement as Town of Montgomery Police Chief, Arnold “Butch” Amthor has a new job.
Amthor, a former City of Newburgh Deputy Police Chief will return to his old post in August. He will take over command of the Police Department which has been without a Chief since April. In addition, Pastor Rob McLymore, who is a full-time police lieutenant in the Town of Wallkill, will become the Newburgh department’s senior advisor acting as a liaison between the community and city government.
Amthor left the City of Newburgh in December of 2007. He spent the last 12 years as Town of Montgomery Police Chief, while also serving as part-time officer-in-charge for the Village of Maybrook, where he was responsible for creating Orange County’s first program to channel offenders with substance use disorders away from arrest and into treatment.
“It’s really all I ever wanted to do,” he told the Wallkill Valley Times in June. “I don’t recall ever wanting to be anything but a police officer since I was a kid.”
On May 16, 2017, he was wounded in action, sustaining a gunshot would while responding to a domestic incident in Maybrook.
He announced his retirement last month and was recently honored by the Town of Montgomery for his years of service.