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Original members of Fairfield Police Department organized 1930. Left to Right: Christian Schich, Eugene Barns, Tom Shaughnessey, Chief Art Bennett, Charles Gandorf, Tom Murphy, Bill Burr.


Fairfield organized a full-fledged police department in 1930, replacing a system of constables. Pictured here at 633 Post Road are the members of the initial police force: Christian Shick, Eugene Burns, Thomas Shaughnessy, Chief Arthur Bennett,…

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Memorial day parade police.jpg
Judge Ned Ostmark (center) leads a parade, with police on motorcycles and horseback, along the Post Road in 1947. The first Memorial Day parade probably took place in 1923 and has been an important part of the town’s commemoration ever since.
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