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Posted on: October 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019-10-02 PCAC Recognized Distinguished Police Chiefs

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On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut recognized Trumbull Police Chief Michael Lombardo for his leadership, dedication, service to his community, and extraordinary commitment to law enforcement and the community. Chief Lombardo has been with the Trumbull Police Department for four (4) years, after serving in the Wilton Police Department for over thirty (30) years.

Chief Lombardo stated, “I am very honored and humbled to receive this award, but all of the hard work and dedications belongs to the officers that work day-in and day-out to protect the community of Trumbull.”

Also in attendance and receiving the same honor and recognition during this ceremony were Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas and Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour, along with many members of their respective departments and their families.

The PCAC’s 2019 Distinguished Chiefs Dinner took place at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford, CT. The guest speaker was retired New York City Police Detective and author Ralph Friedman who spoke on the transformation of policing in recent years. His book, “Street Warrior,” related to his time serving as a young officer in the 1970’s, and lead to his distinction as the city’s most decorated officer.

The PCAC is comprised of elected and appointed police commissioners from various Connecticut municipalities, with a mission “to provide a link between professional law enforcement officers and the public,” according to its website.

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