East Greenbush, NY – Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Kayleigh Krug,
daughter of Sherri and John Krug of East Greenbush was awarded a scholarship from the Timothy J. Murphy
Foundation, a charitable organization founded after the District Attorney’s late father. Kayleigh’s grandfather is
Rich Hendrick, an Albany Police Department retiree.
Tim Murphy was a Detective who retired from the Albany Police Detective after 31 years of service. Shortly
after his retirement, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. At that time, Tim’s primary concern was his
ability to provide for educational expenses for his younger daughter who was a college student at the time.
Thereafter, the Timothy J. Murphy Foundation was established in his memory in 2006 to provide scholarships
for higher education to the children and grandchildren of police and other public safety officers.
The annual awards average between $1,500 and $2,000 to students entering their first year of College. Over
$250,000 has been awarded to students throughout the United States since 2006.
“The committee selects several students each year that meet the qualifications for the scholarship,” said
Rensselear County District Attorney and daughter, Mary Pat Donnelly. “This tribute for my late father, as a
retired Albany Detective, keeps his memory alive not only in the community where he served,