Torrington police mourn death of retired officer

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Paul Markel

Paul Markel

Torrington Police Department

TORRINGTON — Police announced the death of retired Officer Paul Markel Monday, and celebrated his years of service.

Markel served as a Torrington police officer from 1966-92, Chief William Baldwin said on Facebook.

“Our deepest condolences to the Markel family and our sincere thanks for his service to both our country as a veteran and police officer,” said Baldwin.

According to the department, “calling hours for Officer Markel will be held at the Phalen Funeral Home at 285 Migeon Ave., in Torrington on July 19 from 5 to 7 p.m., with church services being held Saturday at the West Torrington Congregational Church.”

william.lambert@hearstmediact.com