Archive for September, 2014

Last Reynolds Retires from GPD

Monday, September 15th, 2014

GREENWICH POLICE DEPARTMENT
11 BRUCE PLACE
GREENWICH, CT 06830
203-622-8000

James J. Heavey Mark A. Marino
CHIEF OF POLICE DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Lieutenant Kraig Gray
Public Information Officer
Tel: 203-622-3620, Fax: 203-618-8866
kgray@greenwichct.org

Submitted by: Lt. Kraig Gray
Email: kgray@greenwichct.org
Submission Date: September 10, 2014

Retirement Announcement

Detective Kent Reynolds

May 1989 to August 2014

Chief of Police James Heavey announced the retirement of Detective Kent “Nooper” Reynolds, who has completed 25 years
of service with the Greenwich Police Department. His retirement was effective August 1, 2014

Detective Reynolds was born and raised in Greenwich and graduated from Greenwich High School. Detective Kent Reynolds
is a second generation Greenwich Police Office as his father, Captain Howard Reynolds, was also a member of the Department. His
brother, Sergeant Michael Reynolds, retired from the Greenwich Police Department in 2013.

On May 30, 1989 he was sworn in as a Greenwich Police Officer and graduated from the 218th Class of the Connecticut
Municipal Police Basic Police Academy. Detective Reynolds assignments included Patrol Officer, Police Dispatcher (1995) Accident
Car Investigator (1997), Field Training Officer (1999) Youth Detective (2002), and finally he served as a Cold Case Investigator
starting in 2011.

Detective Reynolds has received numerous departmental commendations for excellent police work and actions
exemplifying the best traditions of police service. He has received numerous Chief’s Commendations for investigations and
apprehensions involving a wide array of situations. These commendations span his career from Patrol Officer to Detective and
include actions taken while both on and off duty. Detective Reynolds’ Commendations are representative of the full range of crimes
and calls for service in Greenwich. In 1998 he was recognized for his calm professionalism while dispatching medical instructions
when a baby was delivered by another police officer. In 1999 he was commended for the apprehension of a Robbery suspect and in
2000 for the apprehension of a Burglary suspect.

In 2002, based upon his outstanding achievements as a patrol officer and his proven investigative abilities, Kent was
promoted to Youth Detective. While assigned to the Youth Division, he became a fixture at the schools around town. Besides the
investigations that he conducted, Detective Reynolds performed enumerable talks to the town’s youth about serious matters of
public safety. Detective Reynolds’ easy going communication style allowed him to express the most serious of content to the
appropriate mental capacity of his juvenile audience.

Detective Reynolds’ file is replete with letters of praise from state officials, school administrators and parents alike all
noting in some way his dedication, empathy and sensitivity when dealing with the most challenging of investigations. During this
assignment, Detective Reynolds investigated many sexual assault cases and his efforts in bringing the suspects to justice resulted in a
Chief’s Commendation several years running.

In 2010 GPD reorganized the Detective Division to include the new Special Victims Section (SVS) with the mandate to investigate crimes committed against our community’s most vulnerable: children, the elderly, and those with special needs. Reynolds’ high clearance rate of serious crimes resulted in his being assigned to the Cold Case Squad of this section in 2011.
“I’ve worked with Nooper for many years and as I reflect upon his service there is one thought that comes to mind: pride. Nooper was proud to be a Police Officer and proud to be a member of the Greenwich Police Department. He worked hard to make the community that he grew up in a better place. Nooper was a tenacious investigator always working to bring the criminals that preyed upon our citizens to justice. I look forward to his continued service with the Town in his capacity as a Special Police Officer. I wish him luck in his second career.”

Upon his retirement Detective Reynolds chose to continue to serve the Town as a Special Police Officer and was sworn in on August 15, 2014.

Officer of the Month — DAVID COLBREE

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

GREENWICH POLICE DEPARTMENT
11 BRUCE PLACE
GREENWICH, CT 06830
203-622-8000
James J. Heavey Mark A. Marino
CHIEF OF POLICE DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE
Press Release
For Immediate Release

Submitted by: Lt Kraig Gray
Email: kgray@greenwichct.org
Date: September 6, 2014

Officer of the Month
August, 2014

MPO David Colbree

On August 6, 2014, MPO David Colbree was dispatched to the New York Sports Club on a report of a subject in cardiac arrest. He was the first emergency worker to arrive on the scene and discovered that medical assistance was being administered to the patient by a civilian Good Samaritan who had some training in CPR. An assessment revealed that the patient was not breathing and did not have a pulse. MPO Colbree utilizing his medical training and issued equipment shocked the patient with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and continued CPR per the protocol. This patient survived the cardiac arrest due to immediate CPR, quick application of the AED, and the superior pre-hospital care by all first responders and especially MPO Colbree.

“Our department is always striving to provide superior police services and at the GPD, that includes emergency medical care. In this instance MPO Colbree’s professional demeanor, decisive action, and medical knowledge all came together to insure the best possible outcome for the patient. On behalf of the patient, his family, and the community I commend your actions.”

The Town of Greenwich is structured to mirror the “Chain of Survival” concept as endorsed by the American Heart Association.

The cardiac arrest save of August 6, 2014 in one of our public health clubs is an excellent illustration of this fact. A trained bystander started CPR on an adult who was in the midst of his normal workout. The call was made to the E911 communication center that is staffed by civilian Dispatchers who receive and dispatch all Fire, EMS and Police calls. A Greenwich Police Officer arrived in minutes with an Automated External Defibrillator [AED] and successfully delivered one electrical shock to his heart. Greenwich Emergency Medical Service [GEMS] paramedics followed and initiated advanced life support treatments including medications to stabilize the patient’s newly restored heart rhythm. The patient was then transported by GEMS to the awaiting team at Greenwich Hospital’s Emergency Department.

While the national average for successful resuscitations in the out of hospital setting hovers around 9%, stories like this are not rare in Greenwich. In 2013, Greenwich’s “save rate” was 40%.

This trend towards success in the treatment of cardiac arrests began in 1997, when AED’s were introduced into our first response system. The Greenwich Police Department embraced this enhancement of their vital role as medical first responders, and 5 cardiac arrest victims were saved within the first 6 months of this new program. Today, all police cars and patrol boats carry these devices and all police officers have extensive training in their use.

Art Romano
Deputy Director
Greenwich Emergency Medical Services (GEMS).

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GPD has one hundred fifty five sworn officers, serving a community of 61,000, within approximately 67.2 square miles.
Lieutenant Kraig Gray
Public Information Officer
Tel: 203-622-3620, Fax: 203-618-8866
kgray@greenwichct.org
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Submitted by: Lt Kraig Gray
Email: kgray@greenwichct.org
Date: September 6, 2014
Officer of the Month
August, 2014
MPO David Colbree