Police Chief: ‘Working Together to Keep Our College Students Safe’

Very soon, hundreds of New Canaan students will move to a nearby city or across the country to pursue their studies. Becoming independent almost overnight comes with specific risks and responsibilities. Street crime is on the increase in most large United States cities. Crime is also growing on campuses and in small communities. No college is immune to crime.

Letter: ‘We Honor Those Veterans Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice’

On May 30, Memorial Day, we honor those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for our great county. Memorial Day honors their service and sacrifice. Nearly 850 Veterans are buried in Lakeview Cemetery. Before Memorial Day, New Canaan war veterans distribute poppies to honor the ultimate sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. The significance of the poppy in honoring our nation’s war dead is traced to World War I.

From the battlefields of World War I, weary soldiers brought home the memory of a barren landscape transformed by wild poppies, red as the blood that had soaked the soil.

New Canaan Police Chief Honors Two Fallen Officers

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. In 2021, across our nation, 619 officers died in the line of duty. We must honor these men and women. This week, we honor two New Canaan Officers whom died in the line of duty:

Chief Constable Louis Drucker, End of Watch: January 25, 1888

Louis Drucker died on January 25, 1888 after being shot in the chest by a bootlegger when responding to a complaint of illegal alcohol sales at a Seminary Street home.

New Canaan Police Chief: ‘Distracted Driving Is Dangerous’

Distracted driving is a significant threat to traffic safety. Distracting driving is dangerous, claiming 3,142 lives nationally in 2019. We as a community need to work together on making our roads safer. The best way to end distracted driving is to educate motorists about the danger it poses and to strictly enforce Connecticut’s distracted driving laws. Thanks to a state grant, our Department will conduct increased distracted driving enforcement from April 1, 2022 thru April 20, 2022.