They were two of a kind, Tom Adams and Thomas (T.J.) Tunney. Their passing so close in time leaves a very big hole in our community. Each had many professional accomplishments and awards for outstanding service. It is not those that are my focus here, however. Rather it is the remarkable similarity of the two in character and the resulting impact for the good on so many lives, including of young people over multiple generations.
Those who knew them well have a wealth of anecdotes. Longtime Wilton residents call Sgt. Tunney their second father who, when they were young, would commend them when they did something good and yet also had an uncanny sense of when something bad was about to go down and nipped it (and them!) in the bud.