Foti Koskinas celebrated his 50th birthday in style today.
The popular Westport Police chief turns half a century young this month. This morning, he got ready to participate in a workout/fundraiser for one of his favorite charities: the Catch a Lift Fund for wounded veterans.
But right before he began, a convoy drove past the police station. His wife, daughter and friends had gathered a group of Foti’s many fans, at the Imperial Avenue parking lot.
Among them: former 1st selectman Jim Marpe and his wife, Fire Chief Michael Kronick, Planning & Zoning chair Danielle Dobin, and others whose lives he has impacted.
Then — with a police escort — they drove around the corner to fete Foti. He was surprised and thrilled.
And then he did his fundraiser, with a smile.
Happy birthday, Chief — from all who were there, and the many other Westporters who are grateful for your service.