On September 20, 2021, two Norwalk Police Dispatchers and Police Chaplain were recognized for their outstanding service to the Norwalk Community
-Dispatcher Joshua Wrinn played a significant role in the rescue of four individuals whose boat capsized; in the chaos of a potentially deadly situation, Wrinn was able to keep the caller calm and determine their, enabling a swift rescue, bringing all four to safety.
-Dispatcher Richard Reynolds was able to direct a caller to apply rescue aid to a patient that was not breathing, thereby saving the patient’s life, and enabling the hand off to officers and paramedics.
-Reverend Artie Kassimis was recognized for his￼ Backpack Giveaway Initiative. Along with members of his parish, Word Alive Bible Church, the Reverend began pulling donations together to provide supplies to children for a successful start of the school year.
The Reverend reached out to the police department and the joint efforts yielded almost 600 backpacks donated to the community.
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