Port Authority Police Department Superintendent Michael Fedorko abruptly retired Monday — nearly a month after Rush Limbaugh publicly claimed the top cop gave him a lights-and-sirens police escort from New Jersey to Lower Manhattan.
The agency announced the retirement in a press release that made no mention of the alleged April 12 impropriety — which only came to light when the conservative talk radio icon bragged about the VIP treatment on his show the next day.
“So they sent the superintendent of the Port Authority to Newark to meet me for lights and sirens into Manhattan to make sure I got there in time,” Limbaugh recalled, according to a transcript of the show. “And we did it. We pulled in right as the reception and cocktail period was ending at 7 and everybody was being seated.”
Limbaugh was filling in for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis as a featured speaker at the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation gala, held at Cipriani Wall Street.
Fedorko is listed as a vice president on the group’s website, while Limbaugh is listed as a director.
The agency confirmed an investigation into the incident on April 21, according to NJ.com.
Fedorko served as PAPD superintendent since 2009.
Edward Cetnar has been named acting superintendent.
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