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Monday, May 19, 2014
Connecticut Law Enforcement Community to hold annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service
"The entire Connecticut Law Enforcement
Community comprised of local, state and federal partners will be coming together
to honor the 137 heroes who lost their lives in the line of duty while serving
the citizens in Connecticut," the release said.
"This year, Constable Lloyd M. Kozenieski,
a Constable of the Woodbury Police Department who died on May 7, 1974, will be
recognized for the first time," the release said.
"The Police Chiefs’ Law Enforcement Memorial
Foundation just learned of the heroic efforts of Constable Kozenieski in 2013,
when retired Connecticut State Trooper Jerry McGuire, looked into the situation
after noticing that Constable Kozenieski’s name was not on the memorial. Trooper
McGuire had remembered Constable Kozenieski while working out of State Police Troop
L in Litchfield. Once the foundation received the material from retired Trooper
McGuire and the current Resident Trooper Sgt. Joseph Roden, they reviewed the
circumstances and determined that he should be included on the memorial with
the other heroes."
"On May 7, 1974, Constable
Kozenieski was dispatched to assist a trooper from Troop L during a domestic
dispute in Woodbury.After struggling
with the offender, Constable Kozenieski suffered a heart attack at the scene.
Despite the efforts of the trooper and other medical personnel who rushed to
the scene, Constable Kozenieski, a 22-year veteran of law enforcement, died," the release said.
Several members of the
Kozenieski family will be in attendance at the ceremony, along with several
other family members of the 137 fallen heroes, the release said..
The public is invited and
encouraged to attend the May 22 ceremony, at which time Lt. Governor Nancy
Wyman will be the keynote speaker.