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Weston police chief to receive recognition

A presentation will be made in recognition of Weston Police Chief John Troxell at the next Police Commission meeting, Tuesday, May 1. All who signed petitions and wrote letters of support to the chief are invited to attend.

Two town residents recently responded to what they felt was Chief Troxell’s premature retirement last January by asking Weston Town Center visitors to sign a letter of thanks for the chief’s 31 years on the force.

They — Bob Gardner and Fran Goldstein — soon attracted notice for standing in front of Peter’s Market, clipboards in hand despite cold temperatures. Their efforts and persistence attracted the police chief’s attention as well, and within a few weeks, the efforts paid off; Chief Troxell rescinded his retirement and the Police Commission voted unanimously to accept the withdrawal.

In recognition of the scores of what they described as eager petition signers, Mr. Gardner and Ms. Goldstein asked to attend the next Police Commission meeting and make a simple presentation to Chief Troxell. The request was approved by Rick Phillips, commission chairman.

All of the signatures collected, as well as the emails sent, will be turned over to Chief Troxell on Tuesday, May 1, in town hall at 7 p.m. Mr. Gardner and Ms. Goldstein are hoping that many of the residents who signed the petitions will be in attendance. Their presentation to the chief will start the meeting.

For more information, contact Bob Gardner, 27 Stonehenge Road, 203 226-2644.

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