The Feb. 7 concluded with citizen statements, including two from retired members of the . Michael Doody and Kenneth McNamara maintained they were not treated fairly in their retirement.
Each read letters stating that they received plaques for their service to the department in a manila envelope delivered to their homes by a uniformed officer.
McNamara’s letter states “Mike Doody can confirm that for the last thirty-five years, we are the only officers who have retired and have not been acknowledged by the police commission at a public meeting.”
He went on to say "...I am appalled that they are allowed to freely conduct themselves in such an unprofessional manner."
Doody asked the Town Council, "Is this the quality of leadership that we want to continue to condone and support for North Branford? I think we all deserve better."
Northford resident Cliff Potter stood to say, “I wasn't going to say anything tonight, but it’s disgusting what I just heard.”
Chief Matthew Canelli had no comment on the subject.
To read the letters presented at the Feb. 7 meeting, see the attached PDFs.