Letter from Police Chief: NCPD Officers Who Have Served in the U.S. Military


New Canaan Police Department Color Guard at the Veterans Day ceremony on God's Acre on Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Michael Dinan

Dear Editor:

Every day the men and women of the New Canaan Police Department protect and serve our Town with great distinction. 

On November 11, Veterans Day, we honor those who pledged to protect and serve our great country-our Veterans. Veterans Day honors the service and sacrifice of those who have served in the U.S. Military. 

I want to recognize the following Department members who have served in our military and continue to serve our Town:

  • Sergeant Aaron LaTourette-U.S. Marine Corps
  • Sergeant Rex Sprosta-U.S. Marine Corps
  • Officer Roy Adams-Connecticut Army National Guard
  • Officer Bryan Connolly-U.S. Coast Guard
  • Officer Matt Marzano-U.S. Marine Corps
  • Officer Chris Dewey-U.S. Army and New York Army National Guard
  • Officer Matthew Blank- Connecticut Army Air National Guard
  • Officer Owen Ochs- U.S. Army
  • Officer Rodger Hamilton-Connecticut Air National Guard

Often our officers are not adequately recognized for the great and at times dangerous work that they do. Annually, our officers handle thousands of calls for service and some of these calls are violent, which put our officers in harm’s way. Yet, without fail our officers consistently handle these incidents with great compassion, skill, bravery, and dedication.

When you see our officers, thank them for what they do, the risks that they take, and how they so professionally “protect and serve” our Town.

When you see our officers who are Veterans, thank them for their service to our country and our Town.

To all New Canaan Veterans: thank you for your bravery, service, sacrifice, selflessness, and love of country. We can never repay the debt we owe to you, and we will never forget.


Leon Krolikowski
Chief of Police

3 thoughts on “Letter from Police Chief: NCPD Officers Who Have Served in the U.S. Military

  1. Thank you for your service in protecting our nation and our community.
    I would like to also thank Chief Krolikowski for his service to our nation.

  2. A fitting tribute, Chief Krolikowski. Thank you to all those who stepped up for all of us. A special thanks to the families of those who served for their support and sacrifice as well.

  3. Thank you Chief Krolikowski for highlighting the Veterans in the New Canaan Police Department. I am forever grateful for the bravery and sacrifice they have given our country. Thank you.

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