Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. on the Passing of Former Presiding Justice Milton Mollen

August 16, 2017

“In service to our nation, Milton Mollen flew combat missions over occupied France and escaped a Nazi POW camp. In service to our state, he spent 24 influential years on the bench, 12 of them as Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department. In service to our city, he broadened housing opportunity and public integrity over the objections of powerful interests.
“Few New Yorkers have done more to advance the intergenerational effort to improve trust between law enforcement and the communities we serve. We are safer today because of Judge Mollen’s service. Our thoughts are with his family.”