Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation

A Place to Honor Fallen Connecticut Law Enforcement Officers

The Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial was established in 1985 by members of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association to create a permanent memorial to honor law enforcement officers who lost their lives while serving and protecting the citizens of Connecticut. The Memorial, located at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden, was completed in 1989 and serves as a tribute to those fallen officers and a constant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice they made to help others.

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Honoring & Remembering Fallen Connecticut Law Enforcement Officers

Thomas Cummins

Honored Heroes

Thomas Cummins, New Haven Officer

Officer Cummins was a member of the Night Watch that existed from 1640 - 1861, when it was replaced by the New Haven Police Department. He was beaten while attempting to break up a fight and thereby became the first New Haven Police Officer to die in the line of duty.

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