The past two weeks have been full of powerful images. Giant flags hanging from fire trucks as hearses carrying the bodies of Lt. Dustin DeMonte and Sgt. Alex Hamzy passed underneath. Flags folded with a thirteen step process handed to their widows. A makeshift memorial in front of police headquarters that seems to grow daily.
I’m fortunate to have several police officers I can call friends. Some I met years ago as we were just starting out in our careers and some who have retired and some who see law enforcement as a lifetime career. I have asked them what can the public do?
All have told me just show appreciation, thank an officer. A note, a hello, a simple thumbs up all show the men and women in blue that you care and acknowledge the difficulty and enormous responsibilities they carry out daily.
This morning at 10 o’clock on This Week in Connecticut on WTNH, I invite you to watch my conversation with Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould an Mayor Jeff Caggiano. We will talk about the healing that will take place in the Mum City, and how the two officers should be memorialized.
You’ll also hear from two people at the company that put Bristol on the worldwide map, ESPN. Anchor Elle Duncan shares with me her touching thoughts on the city, and Director of Global Security Mike Heimbach talks about what the officers and the police department mean to the sports giant.
I also have an interview with a law enforcement legend, whom is known for his work on high profile cases. Dr. Henry Lee shares with me his work ethic as he gets ready to turn 84. Also does he regret his testimony in the O.J. Simpson trial and the one case he still wants to solve.
Also we will talk about a new effort to exonerate women and men in Connecticut who were hanged because they were suspected of being witches.
Join me this morning at 10.
Categories: Police and Law Enforcement
I appreciate the dangerous job the police have, and I pray that they remain safe. I can’t thank them enough for what they do. It would be a terrible without these brave men and women who put there lives on the line each day. It upsets me when the police catch someone who has broken the law and the judges dole out a “slap on the hand” and let these lawless people out to menace the public and police.