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.
Foti, a Great Chief, a GREATER Person. God bless you on your 1st half century
Happy Birthday Foti! Seems like just yesterday
you were sitting in my classroom at Staples!
Dear Police Chief Koskinas
Your kindness and understanding came at a pivotal moment.
You restored my faith in life. I am grateful, forever changed for good.
Fifty years young!
Besides being a nice guy he a good tennis player too. Happy Birthday see you in the summer on the courts
Happiest 50 Birthday Foti ❗️
Happy, happy birthday. Thanks for all you do!’ 🎉🥳
Happy birthday! You are the best.
All happiness to you, Chief Foti, on your birthday and all the time, And many thanks to you!
A CLASS ACT! AND to many more happy birthdays !!
Happy Birthday Foti! Welcome to the club 😊. Great pic of you and Elaine.
Best to you, Chief. If all police departments were run by a person like you, there would be no “Defund the Police” movement. Would that it were so!
HAPPY 50TH FOTI, AND LOTS MORE JOYFULL BIRTHDAYS!
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US SAFE.
GERALD F. ROMANO, JR.