|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2006
Troopers from Troop F Receive Service Awards
State Police Troopers from Troop F in Westbrook received awards for service during a ceremony Wednesday, April 12, at the Connecticut State Police training academy in
Twice a year, the Connecticut State Police honors troopers who demonstrated bravery and outstanding service in the line of duty. The ceremony also honors men and women serving in local and federal law enforcement agencies and those serving as first responders. Award winners received medals and certificates from Department of Public Safety Commissioner Leonard C. Boyle and Governor M. Jodi Rell.
Awards are presented in four categories:
Ø The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to any person who renders service with a high degree of alertness, perseverance and superior judgment in the performance of a difficult task resulting in the protection of life, recovery of property, the prevention of – or solving of – a major crime or the apprehension of an armed or dangerous person.
Ø The Lifesaving Award is presented to any person who saves a human life or makes a valiant attempt to save a life.
Ø The Outstanding Service Award is given to any person who successfully performs an extreme, complex or difficult investigation. The person also may demonstrate exceptional skill or ingenuity in the apprehension of a wanted person, provide outstanding service to the public and or continuously achieves excellence in performance of duties over an extended period of time.
Ø The Unit Citation is awarded to members of a department, a command or group who combine their resources to achieve success in an investigation or event. The citation recognizes exceptional collective efforts.
Troop F barracks of the Connecticut State Police, located in Westbrook, is proud have several individual award winners from the troop.
Trooper First Class Adam Brown. Last September, Troop F received a complaint of an armed, despondent man in
Trooper First Class Charlene Taylor. On an afternoon in November 2005, a
Trooper First Class Christopher McWilliams (Troop I) and Trooper Christopher Reid (Troop F). Trooper McWilliams was on routine patrol and responded to an assist request from Trooper Reid. Trooper Reid had notified Troop I that he was in North Haven in foot pursuit of three armed subjects who had been involved in a shooting incident that occurred in