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Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

**MEDIA ALERT**       **MEDIA ALERT**       **MEDIA ALERT**

CONTACTS:     Kristen Roberts,    comcast  

                        Comcast

                        (860) 505-2075

                          Lt.J. Paul Vance              Connecticut State Police Patch

                          Connecticut State Police           

  (860) 685-8230

                                                                                               

COMCAST PARTNERS WITH CT STATE POLICE TO LAUNCH

“POLICE BLOTTER” ON DEMAND

Partnership Delivers Unprecedented Assistance In Solving Connecticut “Unsolved Cold Cases”

WHAT:                Comcast and representatives from the Connecticut State Police will preview a new tool that will help track down the fugitives responsible for some of the state’s unsolved crimes and bring them to justice.  “Police Blotter” On Demand is the first public service programming of its kind in the Connecticut area to utilize video-on-demand to expose dangerous fugitives and enhance public safety.

WHO:                  Commissioner John A. Danaher, III, Department of Public Safety

Colonel Thomas Davoren, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

                           Lt. Col. Cheryl Malloy, Commander, Office of Administrative Services, CT State Police

Lt. Col. Robert Duffy, Commander, Office of Professional Standards, CT State Police

Michael Parker, Area Vice President for Connecticut, Comcast

WHEN:                Thursday, May 21, 2009 – 10:00 A.M. 

WHERE:              Connecticut State Police Headquarters

                           1111 Country Club Road

                           Middletown, CT  06457

BACKGROUND:   The Connecticut State Police identified 10 cold cases to be featured through the innovative On Demand service.  Each crime profiled on Connecticut’s Police Blotters is either a wanted person or an unsolved case that the Connecticut State Police is actively working to close.  The cases involve violent crimes including murder, assault, rape and gang violence, among others.

                           One such case being highlighted is the disappearance of Mary Badaracco who has been missing since August 1984 and is believed to be a homicide victim.  She was last seen at her residence in Sherman Connecticut. Family members of Mary Badaracco are expected to be in attendance for the unveiling of this new tool.

Comcast’s On Demand service offers a growing library of more than 10,000 programs available anytime customers want to watch them – with the ability to fast forward, rewind and pause selections.  The vast majority of On Demand programming is available at no additional cost to digital cable customers.  Comcast customers have watched more than 11 billion On Demand programs since the service first launched in 2003.

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