Naugatuck Police Department honors officers

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Watertown police Officer Frank Esposito and Naugatuck police Officer Danielle Parady hug during an awards ceremony hosted by the Naugatuck Police Department April 17 at City Hill Middle School in Naugatuck as Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo and Deputy Mayor Tamath Rossi applaud. Esposito received the Medal for Meritorious Service for the aid he gave to Parady after she collapsed in the parking lot of Walmart in August 2011. –CONTRIBUTED
Watertown police Officer Frank Esposito and Naugatuck police Officer Danielle Parady hug during an awards ceremony hosted by the Naugatuck Police Department April 17 at City Hill Middle School in Naugatuck as Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo and Deputy Mayor Tamath Rossi applaud. Esposito received the Medal for Meritorious Service for the aid he gave to Parady after she collapsed in the parking lot of Walmart in August 2011. –CONTRIBUTED

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Police Department held an awards ceremony April 17 at City Hill Middle School to honor officers who have displayed superior performance in carrying out their duties over the past few years.

The evening was highlighted by a touching moment between Watertown police Officer Frank Esposito and Naugatuck police Officer Danielle Parady.

Esposito received the Medal for Meritorious Service for the aid he gave to Parady in August of 2011 in the parking lot of the Walmart on New Haven Road. Parady suffered a medical emergency and was only able to put out a partial call for assistance before blacking out and collapsing next to her cruiser.

All on duty Naugatuck officers began searching for Parady based on the partial information she provided and moments later Esposito, who was off duty, discovered her in the parking lot. Esposito called 911 and provided medical assistance to Parady utilizing her medical bag and equipment located in the trunk of her cruiser until police and other emergency units arrived.
Doctors found cancer in Parady’s lungs and brain soon after. She has been battling the cancer since and returned to work earlier this year.

Esposito received a standing ovation during the ceremony and he shared an embrace with Parady on stage when he received his award.

“On behalf of all the members of the Naugatuck Police Department, we wish to thank Officer Esposito for his selfless efforts and the performance of duty under very difficult and trying circumstances by caring for our sister officer in her time of need,” Naugatuck police spokesman Lt. Bryan Cammarata said in a press release.

The following officers were honored during the ceremony:

Medal for Meritorious Service

Officer R. Burns

Watertown Officer Frank Esposito

Life Saving Medal

Lt. B. Newman

Sgt. R. Ireland

Sgt. D. Vostinak

Det. S. Simpson

Det. P. Markette

Officer B. Coney

Officer I. Kosky

Officer M. Robinson (2)

Officer N. Kehoss

Officer J. Julian

Seymour Officer Don Scheithe and K-9 Raider

Dispatcher Kelly Orsini

Medal for Outstanding Service

Sgt. P. Bosco

Det. A. Devan

Officer C. McAllister

Unit Citation

Capt. T. Brouillette

Lt. S. Hunt

Lt. B. Newman

Lt. R. Hunt

Sgt. P. Bosco

Sgt. D. Vostinak

Det. S. Simpson

Det. J. DeOliviera (2)

Det. K. Zainc

Training Officer M. Jacoboski (2)

Officer R. Byrne

Officer M. DaSilva (2)

Officer R. Burns

Officer J. Slavin

Officer D. Norck

Officer M. Wawrzyniak

Officer D. Bailey

Officer A. Moutella

Officer L. Martinez

Dispatcher D. Dutton

Dispatcher M. Desmarais