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Retiree Benefits - Baystate Benefit Services
09/15/2022

Douglas Robinson Obituary
09/02/2022

Douglas J. Robinson, 60, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at his home with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Doug was born in Stamford on April 19, 1962, son of the late Charles and Dorothy Robinson.

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Stamford Advocate Police News

Stamford police recover loaded gun, ammo hidden near Wright Tech high school
09/27/2022

Stamford police located a loaded gun, along with extra ammunition, on the border of J.M. Wright Technical High School's campus and Scalzi Park.

Stamford judge lowers bond on NY man accused of sexually assaulting a child
09/26/2022

Robert Mills, 75, has been held in custody at the Bridgeport Correctional Center since his arrest in November 2021 in Wilton.

Stamford woman accused of embezzling from local business
09/26/2022

A customer told the owner that an employee offered to send him parts and he would pay her — instead of the company — for the merchandise.

Passenger accused of beating Lyft driver in Stamford, police say
09/24/2022

A Stamford resident is charged in the 2021 incident that spurred a complaint from the Wilton driver against Lyft or failing to protect him from the alleged assault.

Stamford police investigate threats at Ferguson Library over Drag Storytime program
09/23/2022

City police are investigating threats made against staffers at Ferguson Library in the wake of their drag queen storytelling program earlier this month.

Stamford man accused of 'threatening' acts against key murder witness offered plea deal
09/23/2022

A Stamford man accused of illegally recording and photographing a key murder witness’s testimony and posting it online was offered a plea deal.

Stamford Advocate Local News

Stamford police recover loaded gun, ammo hidden near Wright Tech high school
09/27/2022

Stamford police located a loaded gun, along with extra ammunition, on the border of J.M. Wright Technical High School's campus and Scalzi Park.

Peter Rogers Florist in Stamford to close after almost 50 years: Not enough traffic 'to continue going on'
09/27/2022

Owner Peter Rogers says, "There’s not as much need for flower designers or a florist that can provide custom service as there used to be."

Stamford judge lowers bond on NY man accused of sexually assaulting a child
09/26/2022

Robert Mills, 75, has been held in custody at the Bridgeport Correctional Center since his arrest in November 2021 in Wilton.

In Photos: For Rosh Hashana, Stamford Jews ‘feed their sins' to goats instead of tossing bread in water
09/26/2022

Instead of throwing away their sins — symbolized by bread — into water, members of Stamford’s Jewish community “fed” them to goats this year.

Stamford woman accused of embezzling from local business
09/26/2022

A customer told the owner that an employee offered to send him parts and he would pay her — instead of the company — for the merchandise.

This Stamford man wants you to ‘pray for peace,’ wherever you are — even at a Yankees-Red Sox game
09/26/2022

Al Forte says he thinks Yankees-Red Sox games are the perfect place to pray for peace.

Police 1

2022 guide: Traffic stop tactics and training (eBook)
09/27/2022

To better understand officers’ experiences with noncompliance during traffic stops, Police1 surveyed more than 1,000 patrol officers. This eBook analyzes the results, shares top tactics and reviews essential safety measures.

New episodes of ‘COPS’ to air Sept. 30
09/27/2022

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the show being renewed, FOX Nation is offering a free, one-year subscription to all first responders

Deputy fired, two corrections officers resign after staging inmate wrestling matches
09/27/2022

Security cameras in the Fairfield County Jail captured the inmates and officers wrestling on video

How a bad turn led to a good turn
09/27/2022

An uneventful traffic stop was a good reminder for a young deputy that every person in a vehicle could be carrying a firearm

Watch: Troopers rescue 6 people, including baby, from vehicle trapped in rushing flood waters
09/27/2022

Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers used a helicopter to reach the vehicle

Arlington police recruit dies following training exercise
09/27/2022

The officer was participating in defensive tactics training with his recruitment class, when he told the training staff he wasn't feeling well

Public Safety Labor News

Budget Discussions Do Not Equal Negotiations
09/01/2020

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
09/01/2020

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
09/01/2020

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
09/01/2020

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
09/01/2020

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
09/01/2020

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