A fine man, a devoted Greenwich resident, and a patriotic American was honored and remembered today as the bridge which spans the Mianus River on the Boston Post Road was named the “Honorable David N. Theis Memorial Bridge.”
At a ceremony attended by over 300, the flags which he personally arranged to be flown on the bridge annually from Memorial Day through Labor Day proudly waved — as a large flag flew from a Greenwich Fire Department ladder truck.
Fred Camillo, who was critical in the effort to name the bridge, referred to David Theis as “Cos Cob’s Favorite Son.” Kerrin Coyle, David’s longtime partner, said, “Having this is a true honor and I’m so happy for all the people who made this happen. He deserved it so much. He was a man who loved giving back.” David died suddenly last December and the bridge ceremony took place on what would have been his 66th birthday.
Above, the Greenwich Police Honor Guard presents the colors as Kerrin Coyle, David’s partner, and Ginny Theis, David’s sister, watch the ceremony naming the bridge.
Representative Fred Camillo is joined by former Greenwich Police Detective Jimmy Hirsch and former State Representative David Scribner. An open reception followed at the St. Lawrence Society.