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Stamford St Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal Dinner
Sgt. Patrick Loughran will be the Grand Marshall for the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 4, 2023. Follow the link below for the newsletter and to purchase tickets to the dinner or donate to the parade.
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Stamford Advocate Police News

Stamford candlelight vigil honors pedestrian killed in hit-and-run who put 'a smile on everyone's face'
Mourners remembered a gentle woman who brightened the lives of everyone she met and called for justice and safer roads.
Stamford man pleads guilty to draining trust over period of years, feds say
A 69-year-old Stamford man pilfered more than $800,000 from a trust he oversaw, leaving less than $20 in the account, according to federal investigators.
Worker whose truck allegedly used in Jennifer Dulos disappearance granted immunity, attorneys say
Pawel Gumienny, whose truck police say was used in the Jennifer Dulos disappearance, was granted immunity and will testify against Michelle Troconis, attorneys say.
Stamford nanny seen on social media wearing stolen items from family she worked for, police say
Stamford nanny Maria Fermin was seen on social media wearing some of the jewelry she stole from a family she worked for, police said.
Greenwich's Michael Talbot pleads guilty in death of 2 pedestrians on Stamford's Washington Blvd
Michael Talbot apologized to the families of Yuliana Arias Lozano and Giovani Vega Benis.
Stamford teen being charged as adult in fatal 'vicious beatdown,' court records show
Orlando Gomez-Perez's case involving the fatal beating Modesto Santiago-Gomez in Stamford's Harbor Point neighborhood has been moved to the adult docket.

Stamford Advocate Local News

Stamford has $2.5M to create a way to get around the city that's not a train or bus
Stamford has received funds to build a new transportation program which officials say could help residents reach places not covered by bus and train routes.
Americares clinics get grant, Riko's gives $23K to Breast Cancer Alliance, other Stamford news
Rico Imbrogno, co-founder and CEO of Riko’s Pizza, presented Breast Cancer Alliance officials with a check for $23,000 last month.
No more pickleball? Stamford's Rockrimmon Country Club withdraws request to build pickleball courts.
Rockrimmon sits on the edge of Stamford's northern border with Pound Ridge, N.Y.
Stamford's Heights & Lights canceled again, won't be rescheduled for 2023
The Stamford Downtown Special Services District announced that the rappel down the Landmark building had to be canceled again because of bad weather.
Stamford candlelight vigil honors pedestrian killed in hit-and-run who put 'a smile on everyone's face'
Mourners remembered a gentle woman who brightened the lives of everyone she met and called for justice and safer roads.
Troconis attorney seeks to suppress police interviews in Jennifer Dulos case
Attorneys in the case of Michelle Troconis, who is facing charges in the death and disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, have a hearing scheduled next week.

Police 1

Mich. woman tries to shoplift from Walmart with 75 officers in store for community event
“Ironically, the suspect had parked her vehicle next to all the patrol vehicles of the police officers participating in the event,” Michigan State Police said
Man who shot Mass. trooper sentenced to 15 years in prison
Trooper Michael Palmer was shot in the leg while intervening in a gun fight, forcing him to retire
Video: Police wrangle escaped pig 'Albert Einswine'
“He had no concern for traffic and no regard for our traffic safety laws,” Detective Sgt. Bob Jones said
State lawmakers scramble to penalize AI 'deepfake' nude images as women, children are victimized
“Not every child ... will have the support system to deal with this issue,” Dorota Mani, the mother of a victim, said. “And they might not see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
BWC: Man stabs officer in head before fatal OIS
The wounded officer has recovered since the August incident
Video: Fla. cruiser T-boned at intersection by DUI driver
The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Public Safety Labor News

Budget Discussions Do Not Equal Negotiations
In late 2012, the City of Portland, Oregon began its budget process for the 2013-14 fiscal year anticipating a shortfall. The City asked the Fire Bureau to develop its budget using a modified zero-based budget approach, requesting up to 90 percent of current appropriation levels with prioritized add
Labor Board Refuses To Sever Detectives From Sworn Unit
On October 4, 2019, the St. Petersburg Police Officers’ Association, Inc. (POA) filed a petition seeking to represent a bargaining unit consisting of police detectives employed by the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. The detectives are currently represented by the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Associa
Court Upholds Arbitrator’s Opinion On Fire Union Meetings
Firefighters for the Dracut Fire Department in Massachusetts are represented by IAFF Local 2586. Local 2586 holds meetings on a monthly basis. By necessity, these meetings are scheduled during a shift. Prior to 1986, union meetings were held off-site, at bars or in restaurants.In 1986, the parties a
Court Rejects Lawsuit From Deputy Shot By Reserve
On April 5, 2016, Casey Huepenbecker and Marcus Newell were receiving firearms training at a range operated by the City of Napoleon, Ohio. During a break, Huepenbecker asked for, and received, permission to clean his weapon. Shortly after cleaning the gun, he set it on a picnic table near where othe
ADA Does Not Require Light Duty For Oft-Injured Officer
Kristal Scott suffered multiple injuries during the time that she was employed as a Detroit police officer. In 2011, she fell down the stairs while on duty responding to a call. On July 13, 2012, during job-required scooter training, she crashed her scooter into a metal barricade at low speed when a
The ‘Not A Sharp Operator’ Defense
In May 2012 Valent Maxwell, a police officer for the City of Klawock, Alaska, accepted a law enforcement job in Fairview, Montana. He left some belongings in his city-owned apartment in Klawock, sold some, and moved or shipped the rest to Montana. Shortly after starting the new job, however, he quit