From the Chief of Police Gary MacNamara’s page on Fairfield Police’s website:
Written by Gary MacNamara
Providing public safety service, whether POLICE, FIRE, or EMS, requires trained telecommunicators often operating in the background, to answer emergency calls, and dispatch resources. Once dispatched, the resources require constant communication back to headquarters to effectively handle most incidents.
This past week, the Town of Fairfield lost one of those individuals who for over twenty years dedicated his work to providing those emergency services . Telecommunicator Joe Thomas passed away last week. For over twenty years he was there for the community and our emergency service personnel to answer all our calls for help.
While the other members of our emergency dispatch center continue to respond to all our calls for help, they do so while missing a friend and a colleague.
We all owe a big thank you to Telecommunicator Joe Thomas for his years of service to the town of Fairfield.
Thanks Joe. You will be missed!
Chief Gary MacNamara