Date: June 29, 2020
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
Recently, the Hamden Police Department acknowledged numerous officers by presenting awards for their outstanding service. The incidents occurred over the past several years.
The Hamden Police Department Administration issued 39 “Letters of Commendation”, 31 “Unit Citations”, 9 “Life Saving Awards” and a “Medal of Honor”.
Some of the noteworthy acts of heroism were:
An April, 2017 incident in which Officer Ronald Glifort entered Lake Whitney and saved a female that was trapped inside of her motor vehicle. Officer Glifort broke a window of the vehicle, entered and removed the female, with the assistance of Hamden Fire Department personnel. Officer Glifort was awarded with the “Life Saving Award”.
Also in April 2017, an incident in which Officer Justin Martin grabbed a 91 year-old Leeder Hill Drive resident, as he was attempting to jump off of a 6th floor building. Officer Martin was awarded the “Life Saving Award”.
A January 2, 2018 incident in which Officer Andrew Pfeiffer responded to an armed robbery in progress at Krauszer’s, 1959 State Street. Believing that the clerk was in danger, Officer Pfeiffer entered the store. He was immediately fired upon. As the suspect exited the store, he continued to fire his weapon at Officer Pfeiffer. The suspect was apprehended shortly thereafter. Officer Pfeiffer’s selfless dedication to duty and decisive actions/tactics were key elements in the arrest of a dangerous felon. Officer Pfeiffer was awarded the “Medal of Honor”.
The Hamden Police Department Administration expresses its gratitude for the selfless actions and dedication to service for all of the recipients.