The Wilton Police Departments Awards Ceremony will take place Monday, March 14, 6 p.m., at Trackside Teen Center on Station Road. The community is invited.
A new award will be instituted this year — the Community Police Officer of the Year Award — named in honor of the late Sgt. Thomas “TJ” Tunney. Tunney started his career with the Wilton Police Department in 1985 and was promoted to sergeant in 2000. During his career he received many commendations, as well as the department’s Medal of Valor Award, which is one of its highest honors. He also received The New England Association — Chiefs of Police Medal of Valor and the American Red Cross Heroes Award for rescuing a man who was trapped in a car that was on fire after a motor vehicle accident.