With the opening of the new police station at 12 Judd Avenue, we are reminded that supporting our police entails more than providing them with a new, and much needed state of the art station.
Our police officers, like our fire fighters, put their lives on the line every day, providing essential services that make Bethel safe and such an inviting place to live, work, visit, shop and dine.
While our officers receive stipends to provide individual essentials such as uniforms, and certain safety equipment, we recently learned that the stipend often isn't enough to provide updated bullet-proof shields and related items.
We urge our community to make sure each and every officer is outfitted with the essentials to patrol our streets safely and comfortably. Their safety is no less precious than ours.