Friends, family, and town officials gathered Tuesday evening to celebrate four town policemen who were promoted during a swearing-in ceremony at the middle school.
“These officers, each of whom is incredibly talented, loyal and devoted to serving the town of North Haven, are the ideal candidates to manage the department as we move forward in increasingly challenging times in law enforcement,” said board of police commissioners chairman David Monz. “I am truly honored to be able to swear them in.”
The promotions included Lieutenant Stanley Lofquist to the position of Captain, Sergeant Matthew Falcon to the position of Lieutenant, and Officers Christopher Spose and John Gaspar to the position of Sergeant.
Lofquist, who has put in 35 years on the police force, said it will take some time for the promotion to set in, but he’s grateful for the opportunity. He will be one of two captains in the department, and will be in charge of professional standards, which includes training and accreditation. “I grew up in the town, I like the town, I like the department, it's a good department; a lot of young, talented people on the job. So I'm grateful to be in the position I am at this point,” Lofquist said.
Lofquist spent most of his career in the patrol division. He was pinned during the swearing-in ceremony by his daughter Rebecca Fasulo, who also lives in North Haven.
In attendance were First Selectman Michael Freda and state Rep. Dave Yaccarino, as well as many police department colleagues and some from other town departments. “As the pendulum of policing continues to shift back and forth depending upon the issues in our respective communities, at the very foundation of the North Haven police department are the core competencies of the fidelity, bravery and integrity and courage,” Freda said before the ceremony. “Each of the wonderful men and women who serve this fine community demonstrate all those qualities.”
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