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Norwalk Officers Honored For Saving Boater From The Sound

From left, Deputy Chief Gonzalez, Commissioner Charles Yost, Mayor Harry W. Rilling, Sgt. Peter LaPak and Officer Richard Delallo, Commissioner FranCollier-Clemmons and Deputy Chief Susan Zecca.
From left, Deputy Chief Gonzalez, Commissioner Charles Yost, Mayor Harry W. Rilling, Sgt. Peter LaPak and Officer Richard Delallo, Commissioner FranCollier-Clemmons and Deputy Chief Susan Zecca. Photo Credit: Facebook (Norwalk CT Police Department)

NORWALK, Conn. -- Marine Unit Sgt. Peter LaPak and Marine Unit Officer Richard Delallo recently were honored by the Norwalk Police Department as its September 2016 Officers of the Month.

LaPak and Delallo were recognized for their lifesaving actions on Sept. 10.

While on patrol in Norwalk Harbor, they spotted a man struggling to stay afloat.

It was later discovered that the man had been knocked off his boat, sustaining a head injury. Delallo entered the water, and with the assistance of a passing boater, swam the man to the police boat, saving the man's life.

Also honored as September 2016 Officers of the Month were Officers Mark Suda, Max Sixto, Kyle Lipeika and Brian Barrett.

They were recognized for their efforts in combating narcotics dealing and firearms possession in and around the Washington Village Housing complex.

These members of the Special Services Division conducted surveillance operations in the area of Washington Village in September.

Investigators arrested a felon in possession of a 9mm handgun and heroin on Sept. 19. Additionally, investigators arrested a man who was in possession of crack cocaine and a .380 handgun on Sept. 26.

All of the officers were honored at a ceremony attended by Mayor Harry Rilling and ranking officers from the Police Department.

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