12:22am–#Stratford Connecticut– A head on crash with injuries according to radio reports at Rockwell and West Broad Street. Avoid the area, first responders just arriving on scene.
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#Westport Connecticut—The Westport Police Department and the Town of Westport are saddened by the tragic loss of Sergeant Robert Myer. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
First Selectman Jim Marpe said, “It was with profound sadness that I learned of Sergeant Myer’s passing. He represented the Police Department and the Town of Westport with utmost professionalism and honor. Our focus now is to support his fellow Police Officers at this difficult time. And I respectfully request that all Westporters do the same.”
Sergeant Myer served the Westport community, his hometown, with honor and distinction for more than 23 years with the Westport Police Department. He first joined the department as an intern in 1991 and was hired as a fulltime Officer in 1992. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2014 and to the rank of Sergeant in 2015. Upon receiving this promotion, he was assigned as a supervisor in the Patrol Division. In addition to his regular assigned duties, he served as a member of the Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team as a crisis negotiator, was a member of the Westport Police Department Crisis Intervention Team, the WPD Marine Division and WPD Honor Guard. He received numerous awards throughout his career as well as dozens of letters from citizens thanking him for his assistance and dedication.
Chief Foti Koskinas said, “Regardless of his assignment, Sgt. Myer always served our community to the best of his abilities. Bob will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and we again ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.”
#Fairfield Connecticut–If you have driven by this police car you may do a double take to make sure you are correctly seeing a police car. Fairfield has two “stealth” cars in their fleet. Lieutenant Perez told me that people act differently when police are present. The stealth cruiser hopes to catch law breakers in the act. I would guess if you see a car with a spotlight mounted on the driver’s side would be the best clue! Westport was one of the first police departments to have a stealth car in it’s fleet.
Bridgeport Bluefish team officials announced that catcher Rafael Lopez has had his contract purchased by the Cincinnati Reds organization. He will report to Triple-A Louisville of the “We are very happy that Rafael has received this opportunity,” says Paul Herrmann, Bluefish Senior Director of Baseball Operations and Public Relations. “We wish him the best of luck with his new organization.”
Lopez has played seven games with the ‘Fish this season, collecting a .250 batting average with two RBI and two runs The 28-year- old made his professional debut in 2011 after being selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 16 th round of the MLB draft. Rafael spent five seasons in the Cubs organization before making his Major League debut in 2014, where he spent seven games with the big league club.
Lopez is the first Bluefish player to have his contract purchased during the 2016 season.
7:51pm–#Bridgeport Connecticut–Report of shots fired and a bunch of people running from Building 2 at Greene Homes according to radio reports. Greene Homes Police Patrol reporting hearing it and saying it was a very large caliber gun. So far no reports of anyone or anything hit.
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